Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Rainfall data and landslide report - Aug2011

Rainfall was more or less normal for all three towns in the district with Kurseong again receiving the heaviest rain. The only  landslide which took place in Darjeeling was in the town on 24/25Aug2011 with no casualties. It was a different in west Sikkim where a landslide killed 3 during the heavy downpour of the same period. In both cases it was not only the heavy rainfall which caused the landslides - anthropogenic factors such as road construction and lack of drainage were also the main causative factors.
Regrettably, I could not get either the rainfall data nor photos from the landslide in West Sikkim

Praful Rao

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