Photo: India Monsoons Intensifying, Hazard Risks Increasing, Study Says



People hold a rope to cross a flooded street in Mumbai (Bombay), India, on July 27, 2005. The strongest rains ever recorded in India shut down the financial hub that day, snapping communication lines, closing airports, and marooning thousands of people.

Now a study spanning five decades of rainfall data shows that India's monsoons are getting stronger, increasing the risks of potentially deadly flash floods and mudslides.

Photograph from AP Photo


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