Kerala flood less intense than deluge of 1924: So why was damage as great?

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Keralas once-in-a-lifetime rainfall was 2,378 mm over 88 days, four times more than normal – but 30 per cent less and spread over 61 days more than the deluge of 1924, the most intense flood in the states recorded history, submerging as it did almost the entire coastline. So why was the flood of 2018 as devastating as the 3,368 …