Monday, August 2, 2010

July2010 rainfall analysis

After 2 months (May/Jun2010) of deficient rainfall, we have made up in July2010.
Kurseong again leads with excessive rainfall, Darjeeling also has clocked approx 190mm above the normal rainfall, Kalimpong on the other hand has received more or less the normal rainfall.
The number of rainy days increased in all three towns and as such rainfall was evenly distributed throughout the month.
We have received a report of only one major landslide in Kurseong subdivision (even though we are aware that there are many places which are extremely dangerous and vulnerable with people even being evacuated).
 I am glad to state that there has been no reported deaths caused by landslides in July2010.
SO FAR, SO GOOD  but we still have 2 months of rains ahead...

Praful Rao

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