May 2021 rainfall
1. NIDM webinar
Participated in a national level webinar organized by NIDM on 'Capacity Building among Rural Communities' where I spoke on STH experience in working with rural people and the dire necessity of 'Community Based Disaster RIsk Management' (CBDRM)
2. Reporting on Cyclone 'YAAS'
3. Keeping a tab on the landslides
It goes without saying that any major weather event in the Bay will impact the mountains of the Darjeeling- Sikkim Himalaya which are barely 600km north of the Bay of Bengal - and so it was with Cyclone YAAS. The rainfall activity in our region spiked between the
25-28May2021 and it caused a number of landslides in Sikkim as well as the hills of Darjeeling/Kalimpong.
Some of the landslides have been documented here
Praful Rao with Ms Shreya Gurung
Darjeeling Sikkim HImalaya