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Date 4/27/11

Monsoons




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the seasonal winds blow one way for 6 months and blows the other way for another 6 months


Scientific Description

A Monsoon is a seasonal wind, found especialy in Asia that reverses directions between summer and winter and often brings heavy rain.



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Description of a Related Newsworthy Event

    • On July 27, 2005 in Bombay India a massive flood destroyed the city and other parts of India. This was the strongest rain storm ever recorded in India. The flooding shut off the financial hub in India and most communications throughout India. They seen 37 inches of rain in one day during this storm. (see image above)


      • During this same severe monsoon storm by the end of the week there was over 500 people killed. During this panic a rumor about the dam breaking caused a rush of people to run through the city to find shelter. During this panic 15 people were killed and 25 were injured by getting stampeded.


Wordle: monsoon

List of references/sources

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/bigphotos/82355173.html
http://www.reuters.com/news/video?videoId=62824
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/07/26/world/main711998.shtml
www.weatherwizkids.com