India’s Flooding Affects Millions

by Matt Ball on September 3, 2008

In the midst of the hurricane season in North America, India is in the monsoon season and they’re suffering the worst flooding in 50 years. The Kosi River burst a dam and changed course, leaving close to 2.5 million Indians stranded or homeless. To date the death toll is less than 125 people, but that’s expected to escalate as the waters recede.

The river course change poses long-term problems for some, with repair to the dam and restoration of the river to its original course likely to take a long time. In the meantime rivers and streams cut through areas where they weren’t before.

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