Flooding in Bangladesh has displaced millions - Earth.com

Flooding in Bangladesh has displaced millions

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features Bangladesh, where the worst floods in more than a century have displaced nearly four million people.

“Torrential monsoon rains, lightning, and landslides are common in Bangladesh and the northeastern Indian states of Assam and Meghalaya during the summer. But the intensity of the severe weather that pummeled the low-lying region in mid-June 2022 stands out,” reports NASA.

According to reports, weeks of downpours have swamped millions of homes, and about half of the croplands in Sylhet have flooded.

The image was captured on June 22 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite.

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

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