Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II and III – Natural hazards and disaster; Disaster Management
- Kerala faces floods for third consecutive year.
- Incessant rain and strong winds swept across several parts of Kerala amid predictions of heavy or very heavy rain in many others.
Note: Try to know and locate places such as Eravikulam National Park, Nayamakkad tea estate, rivers and major dams present in Kerala.
- In India, about 0.42 million sq. km or 12.6% of land area, excluding snow covered area, is prone to landslide hazard.
- Out of this, 0.18 million sq. km falls in North East Himalaya, including Darjeeling and Sikkim Himalaya; 0.14 million sq. km falls in North West Himalaya (Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir); 0.09 million sq. km in Western Ghats and Konkan hills (Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra) and 0.01 million sq. km in Eastern Ghats of Aruku area in Andhra Pradesh.