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'New normal'? Unprecedented floods seen across Earth in 2023: See photos

Published on Aug 03, 2023 12:12 PM IST

China floods are latest in the series of devastating floods the Earth has seen in 2023. Experts warn this can become the 'new normal' as climate crisis worsens.

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India: People carry their belongings at a flooded Yamuna Khadar in New Delhi in July. Parts of north and west India witnessed heavy flooding triggered by relentless rainfall, forcing people to flee their homes as parts of several cities remained inundated for days.((Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 03, 2023 12:12 PM IST

India: People carry their belongings at a flooded Yamuna Khadar in New Delhi in July. Parts of north and west India witnessed heavy flooding triggered by relentless rainfall, forcing people to flee their homes as parts of several cities remained inundated for days.((Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo))

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China: Rescuers using rubber boats evacuate trapped residents as a truck, left, is seen submerged by floodwaters in Zhuozhou in northern China's Hebei province, south of Beijing, Wednesday. China's capital has recorded its heaviest rainfall in at least 140 years over the past few days. The floods, triggered by incessant rain have have 21 people so far.(AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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China: Rescuers using rubber boats evacuate trapped residents as a truck, left, is seen submerged by floodwaters in Zhuozhou in northern China's Hebei province, south of Beijing, Wednesday. China's capital has recorded its heaviest rainfall in at least 140 years over the past few days. The floods, triggered by incessant rain have have 21 people so far.(AP)

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India: A view of the aftermath of the flood occurred by the incessant monsoon rains, in Manali, Himachal Pradesh in July. Himalayan states including Himachal, Uttarakhand faced the worst crisis in the country as monsoon hit the region. Glash flood triggered by cloudbursts caused severe damage to infrastructure, livestock, vehicles in Himachal, estimated to be around <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>8,000 crore.&nbsp;(ANI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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India: A view of the aftermath of the flood occurred by the incessant monsoon rains, in Manali, Himachal Pradesh in July. Himalayan states including Himachal, Uttarakhand faced the worst crisis in the country as monsoon hit the region. Glash flood triggered by cloudbursts caused severe damage to infrastructure, livestock, vehicles in Himachal, estimated to be around 8,000 crore. (ANI)

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Japan: Debris from flooding sits in the road in the city of Kurume, Fukuoka prefecture, on July 10 after heavy rains hit wide areas of Kyushu island. The island witnessed what forecasters warned as the "heaviest rain ever" in the region, which triggered a landslides killing six people and forcing large scale evacuation in the southwest Japan region. Experts have warned such unprecedented floods will become "more common" as the climate crisis worsens.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Japan: Debris from flooding sits in the road in the city of Kurume, Fukuoka prefecture, on July 10 after heavy rains hit wide areas of Kyushu island. The island witnessed what forecasters warned as the "heaviest rain ever" in the region, which triggered a landslides killing six people and forcing large scale evacuation in the southwest Japan region. Experts have warned such unprecedented floods will become "more common" as the climate crisis worsens.(AFP)

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India: People walk across a makeshift bamboo bridge after a section of a bridge over the Daranga River washed away after a flash floods following monsoon rains in Kumarikata village of Baska district, some 52 km from Guwahati in India's Assam state on June 23, 2023. At least 19 people are dead after floods triggered by the annual monsoon, with a week of relentless rains forcing thousands of people to seek shelter in Assam.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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India: People walk across a makeshift bamboo bridge after a section of a bridge over the Daranga River washed away after a flash floods following monsoon rains in Kumarikata village of Baska district, some 52 km from Guwahati in India's Assam state on June 23, 2023. At least 19 people are dead after floods triggered by the annual monsoon, with a week of relentless rains forcing thousands of people to seek shelter in Assam.(AFP)

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Spain: A car drives along a flooded road in Zaragoza, Spain, July 6, 2023 in this screengrab obtained from a social media video. A series of storm hit the region within a short period triggering flash floods. Kevin Austin of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group has emphasised the need for data, political will, and technical capacity building to support climate action.(via REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Spain: A car drives along a flooded road in Zaragoza, Spain, July 6, 2023 in this screengrab obtained from a social media video. A series of storm hit the region within a short period triggering flash floods. Kevin Austin of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group has emphasised the need for data, political will, and technical capacity building to support climate action.(via REUTERS)

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Africa: An aerial view shows houses which were damaged in Muloza on the border with Mozambique. More than 1400 people died due to cyclone Freddy, an exceptional, long lived storm that led to widespread devastation across southern Africa in March.(REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Africa: An aerial view shows houses which were damaged in Muloza on the border with Mozambique. More than 1400 people died due to cyclone Freddy, an exceptional, long lived storm that led to widespread devastation across southern Africa in March.(REUTERS)

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United States: Cars sit abandoned on roads as floodwaters from the Tule River inundate the area after days of heavy rain triggered by Bomb cyclone in Corcoran, California in March. The frequent cyclone, typhoons and unprecedented rain have unleashed a devastating blow to the affected communities, leaving them grappling to rebuild their lives from scratch. To add to their headache, challenges of high inflation and rising costs of living refuse to relent, making it increasingly difficult to even meet their basic needs, pushing human resource development agendas across the world years back.(Reuters) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 03, 2023 12:12 PM IST

United States: Cars sit abandoned on roads as floodwaters from the Tule River inundate the area after days of heavy rain triggered by Bomb cyclone in Corcoran, California in March. The frequent cyclone, typhoons and unprecedented rain have unleashed a devastating blow to the affected communities, leaving them grappling to rebuild their lives from scratch. To add to their headache, challenges of high inflation and rising costs of living refuse to relent, making it increasingly difficult to even meet their basic needs, pushing human resource development agendas across the world years back.(Reuters)

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