Severe floods around the world are washing through cities and villages, sweeping away homes. In Asheville, we have gotten a pretty large amount of rain in the past few days. Parts of South Asia were obstructed by historic rainfall during monsoon season last month. More than 1,200 people have been killed in India and Bangladesh and about 41 million have been involved in the flooding since June, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The floods have also raised questions about whether or not climate change is part of all the current disasters.
A current gigantic mudslide in Africa caused by heavy rains and flooding in the area of Freetown, Sierra Leone. This tragedy has killed around 500 people and left hundreds more still missing. Hundreds of houses covered in complete mud, trash, water etc. were buried after the mud poured down slopes hitting the town. Gabriel Fattah Manga felt the land trembling as he prepared to go to work on August 14 and saw water and what he described as "the whole mountain coming down." Lucky enough, Gabriel survived, but an entire generation of his family is now gone.
Story by Mekada Wickliffe