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Maryland Flood Highlights Need for Climate Change Planning

Maryland Flood Highlights Need for Climate Change Planning

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This weekend, a historic flash-flooding event killed two people and caused massive destruction in Ellicott City, Maryland. The town received more than 6 inches of rain over the span of two hours. According to the National Weather Service, an event like this should statistically happen only once every 1,000 years, based on historical data.  But because of climate change, extreme events like this one are happening more frequently, and scientists expect that trend to continue into the future. Our past experiences with floods are no longer a reliable indicator of our present or future risk…

 

102 people die in water-induced disasters, Home Ministry says

The Home Ministry has said that a total of 102 people lost their life to water-induced disasters that occurred in different parts of the country since July 25.  Home Minister Bhim Bahadur Rawal informed the second meeting of Legislature-Parliament Monday that 102 people were killed in the recent incidents of floods, landslides and inundations that hit 43 districts across the country.  Likewise, 22 have been reported missing while 58 were injured.  Home Minister Rawal, who also holds the portfolio of the Defence Ministry, said all bodies concerned including respective ministries…

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