Dozens of villages were inundated when rain pushed the rivers of northwestern Bangladesh over their banks in early October 2005. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured the top image of the flooded Ghaghat and Atrai Rivers on October 12, 2005. The deep blue of the rivers is spread across the countryside in the flood image.
2. A flood is an overflow of water that submerges land which is usually dry. The European Union (EU) Floods Directive defines a flood as a covering by water of land not normally covered by water. In the sense of “flowing water”, the word may also be applied to the inflow of the tide. Flooding may occur as an overflow of water from water bodies, such as a river or lake, in which the water overtops or breaks levees, resulting in some of that water escaping its usual boundaries, or it may occur due to an accumulation of rainwater on saturated ground in an areal flood. While the size of a lake or other body of water will vary with seasonal changes in precipitation and snow melt, these changes in size are unlikely to be considered significant unless they flood property or drown domestic animals.
3.Since late July 2013, Thailand has been facing sporadic flooding, mainly in the north and north-eastern provinces. From late September, seasonal rainfall was further exacerbated by the combined impact of several tropical storms resulting in climatic depressions over Thailand that led to heavy rainfall in many provinces throughout the country. By early October, 45 of 76 provinces were affected by floods, with 25 provinces considered severely affected. The reported death toll from these floods has risen to 61 people, and more than 3.5 million are affected. (IFRC, 17 Oct 2013)
4. Cameron Highlands Three foreigners died when a mud flood occurred at Bertam Valley in Ringlet, Cameron Highlands on Wednesday.
Water gushed down to the houses constructed on the state drainage and irrigation land from the Sultan Abu Bakar dam when water was released from the dam after it reached a dangerous level.
Cameron Highlands OCPD Wan Mohd Zahari Wan Busu said 51-year-old Malaysian Tam Tuck Choi died of heart attack on his way to the hospital in Tanah Rata.
The foreign workers have been identified as Bangladeshi Md Jahangir Alam, in his 30s, and Indonesians Kesmat, 46, and Jarwati.