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The Monsoon Storms

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TheMonsoon Storms

TheMonsoon Storms

Themonsoon storm struck India in late summer 1999. The tidal wave washedaway more than 23,000 homes. It also destroyed 746,000 houses. Thestorm also demolished 1,733,000 hectares of rice farmland. Officialrecords indicated that approximately 10,000 people were victims ofthe storm. Additional, information reveals that the number ofcasualties surpassed 10,000. Marine scientists use sand samples intrying to understand the behavior of the monsoon storm. The collectedsamples of sediments were from the ocean. This is because each rainyseason leaves behind residues in layers. The deposits contain tinyanimals that provide an understanding of the strength of the windduring the summer monsoon. By 2025, marine scientists predict that75% of the world’s population will live in monsoon areas.Scientific estimates indicate that the monsoon winds will affect thelives of 75% of the world’s population.

Thestone walls were not effective in protecting the villagers from themonsoon waves. This is because the waves were stronger than thewalls. In fact, the hurricane waves struck before the actualcompletion of the stone partitions. As a result, the entireconstruction was shattered. The Las Vegas Unit of the NationalWeather Service issued the first flash flood warning for the LasVegas Valley on the morning of July 8, 1999. The flash floodseventually damaged many structures. The destruction of buildingsamounted to at least $20,000,000. Even though Las Vegas had witnessedflash floods before, the 1999 flood was more intense than the others.If global warming continues, the Asian summer monsoon will increaseits intensity. This will result in increased floods in the affectedareas.