Published on: April 23, 2022

TIDAL FLOODING

TIDAL FLOODING

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A long-term people’s campaign to document the worsening tidal flooding in Ernakulam district of Kerala was launched in 14 coastal villages earlier this week

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  • People were asked to take photos and one-minute videos capturing the severity of tidal flooding and the hardships faced by them
  • Visuals are meant for the creation of a larger database to bring the seriousness of the issue to the attention of the State
  • Tidal forecasts with expected timing of severe flooding were provided to the people in all 14 panchayats
  • The evidence collected will be first shared with the local bodies and then with the District Disaster Management Authority.

TIDAL FLOODING

  • Also known as sunny day flooding, king tide flooding, and nuisance flooding
  • Temporary flooding of low-lying areas near a coast
  • Occurs through the combination of winds, offshore storms, and full moon cycles during high tide events such as full moons and new moons
  • At-risk areas can experience this flooding multiple times a year