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Floods in drought season: is this the future for parts of India

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A Mumbai street after flooding that left more than 20 people dead. Photograph: Rajanish Kakade/AP

Mumbai, Assam and other regions are used to extreme weather, but the recent flooding was not ‘normal’. The powers that be must adjust, and fast

September 5, 2017 — It is possible to be killed by floods in Mumbai, but not really to be surprised by them. On 29 August, the city was battered by a monsoon storm which left homes, highways and Continue reading Floods in drought season: is this the future for parts of India

South Asia floods kill 1,200 and shut 1.8 million children out of school

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A passenger bus moves through a waterlogged road in Mumbai. Photograph: Shailesh Andrade

Hundreds dead in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, while millions have been forced from their homes and 18,000 schools shut down across the region

August 31, 2017 — Heavy monsoon rains have brought Mumbai to a halt for a second day as the worst floods to strike south Asia in years continued to exact a deadly toll. Continue reading South Asia floods kill 1,200 and shut 1.8 million children out of school