Early monsoon rains turned into flash floods and landslides in India, sending homes tumbling to the Ganges River and killing over 1,000 people so far. Officials are also reporting “thousands missing or stranded,” says The New York Times, adding that “the toll was expected to rise.”
More Photography from Time
Help find missing people through Google Person Finder app - http://musetheplace.com/google-launches-person-finder-in-india-to-help-people-affected-by-uttarakhand-floods/
@shreeyasinha Mussoorie/Dehradun quite far and safe from the floods though.
@shreeyasinha Did it ever flood when you were there in high school?
Its a strange to see all these things..btw...check out my blog... http://ravisoniblog.com/
Whats the big deal!! This stuff happens around the world everyday, its not like one OR two Americans have died!
@krupali so sad! :(
It's PATHETIC that with so much foreign investment, India still cannot get its act together with 'the basics.' Those basics include protection/relief from natural disasters, abject poverty, etc..
@patrioticdesi Mussoorie - Woodstock School
@Agridome nope not really. Monsoon season every year though
@mrbomb13 how do you protect people from natural disasters? I'ld love to know!
@shreeyasinha Aha...One of the oldest. Boasting of noted Alumni like Tom Alter and Nayantara Sehgal.
Simply put, your government forms contingency plans for potential catastrophes, emergencies, etc.. The steps prescribed by those plans are then put into systematic effect, and then thoroughly distributed amongst the citizenry. That's why the number of deaths from catastrophic weather events in Western countries is so low.
If India followed a similar preparedness model, it too could decrease the fatalities incurred from each event.