number of days since mid-June that much of South Asia has lurched from being water-parched to devasted by floods. Clearly, climate change is leading to fewer rainy days, but more intense rainfall on those days.
floods in Assam already this year with the South Asian summer monsoon barely halfway.
people killed as per official records.
people affected, Pallab Lochan Das, minister of state for disaster management, told legislators last week.
out of the 35 districts in the state are flood-hit.
of cropland had suffered “massive damages”. As the floodwaters of the Brahmaputra receded, farmers of Assam find their fields covered with sand on which they can grow nothing.
rare and endangered one-horned rhinoceros died as over 80% of the Kaziranga National Park was inundated. Elsewhere in the state, several thousands of animals died as well.