Flash floods in India take more than 1000 lives

The northeastern state of Uttarakhand, India was tormented by flash floods summoned by the torrential rains. Over 10,000 people were affected while the number of casualties keeps rising despite the efforts of the Indian army and rescue forces: the number of deaths recorded over 1000 on the 24th Monday.

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Even though the floods followed by the heavy monsoon rains are not strange visitors to India, the damages caused to the human life and property by this particular event is drastically high. The impact has been strong enough to provoke intense debates on not giving adequate attention to the adverse effects of climate change and the DRM still being limiter to emergency response, regardless of the attempt to take it beyond the mere reactive level. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry‘s states that “Perhaps Mother Nature in her own way is telling us to heed some warnings. Today the science of climate change is screaming at us for action.”

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