Stories Tagged 'Flood'
Sanumaya Rai (22) had gone to visit her nephew Nimesh Rai, who would be celebrating his fourth birthday the next day. But, his birthday never came. Instead of celebration, mourning followed the Rai family, residents of Gairigaun, Itahari Sub-Metropolitan City-4.
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Various places of Dharan have been reeling under acute shortage of drinking water for the past four days after the floods triggered by incessant rainfall swept away pipelines and water sources.
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Death toll from floods in Dang district has reached five after two more persons were found dead on Tuesday.
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Tourism in Sauraha, a popular tourist destination has seen a sharp decline in business after the area was inundated by incessant rainfall that triggered massive flood.
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Massive flooding and landslides triggered by a continuous downpour since Thursday have knocked out power to many parts of east Nepal and crippled normal life.
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Food prices are likely to shoot up in the coming days building inflationary pressure, as incessant rain, floods and landslides of the past few days have damaged or destroyed cereal crops, vegetables and legumes planted on thousands of hectares of land in the southern Tarai belt, which is considered as the country’s food basket.
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Nepal is one of the very few countries in the world that has failed to learn any lessons from her history of disaster and her unpreparedness for them, thanks primarily due to the absence of institutional memory in this nation. Natural disasters in Nepal—earthquakes, floods, landslides and fires in particular—occur largely in predictable cycles.
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Troubled waters

Aug 14 2017

Extreme rainfall over much of Nepal has caused significant damage and suffering these past few days. According to the Home Ministry, at least 32 people have been killed in floods and landslides this past month, and scores are missing.
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Massive floods following incessant rains in the past few days have claimed 57 lives while thousands have been displaced across the country.
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