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India's Severe Floods Spied by Satellite


India's seasonal monsoon kicked off with unusual intensity in the state of Uttarakhand, which borders Tibet and Nepal. From June 13 to June 19, an average of 12.68 inches (322 mm) of rain was dumped on the state, far more than the typical 1.34 inches (34 millimeters) of rainfall for this period, AccuWeather reported.

The inundation has triggered flash floods and landslides that have swept away homes, bridges and even entire villages. While rescue operations are underway to save thousands of people stranded by the flooding, Indian officials said they expect the death toll to pass 1,000 as the heavy rain continues, the BBC reported.



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