SaveTheHills(STH) is a group of concerned citizens who are raising awareness about landslides in Darjeeling-Sikkim Himalaya.
Many landslides are the direct or indirect result of human interference and preventable if sufficient care is taken.
As such, unless we begin a comprehensive and sustained program towards landslide management, prevention and mitigation, the consequences of ignoring years of human callousness will, in the future be devastating.
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