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24 Aug 2016 description

Continuous rain in upstream Ganges basin have caused floods in Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. At least 34 human causalities, destruction of 2487 houses and partial damage to 19,283 dwelling were reported in Katni, Rewa, Chattarpur, Raisen, Sagarand Satna districts in Madhya Pradesh. NDRF rescued 147 marooned people to safer places from Rewa district on 21-Aug-2016. Rescue operations are underway in Satna, Rewa, Panna and other districts to evacuate people trapped by floods.

24 Aug 2016 description

Continuous rain in upstream Ganges basin have caused floods in Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. At least 34 human causalities, destruction of 2487 houses and partial damage to 19,283 dwelling were reported in Katni, Rewa, Chattarpur, Raisen, Sagarand Satna districts in Madhya Pradesh. NDRF rescued 147 marooned people to safer places from Rewa district on 21-Aug-2016. Rescue operations are underway in Satna, Rewa, Panna and other districts to evacuate people trapped by floods.

24 Aug 2016 description

Yangon, Myanmar | AFP | Wednesday 8/24/2016 - 17:08 GMT

by Hla-Hla HTAY

A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Myanmar Wednesday, killing at least three people and damaging nearly 200 pagodas in the famous ancient capital of Bagan, officials said.

The quake, which the US Geological Survey said hit at a depth of 84 kilometres (52 miles), was also felt across neighbouring Thailand, India and Bangladesh, sending panicked residents rushing onto the streets.

24 Aug 2016 description
report Guardian

When earthquakes strike in south Asia, thousands of children are at risk from fragile school buildings. Evacuation drills are aiming to reduce the potential death toll.

As soon as the school bell rang, Lucky Akhter, 15, dropped down on her knees and took cover under a bench. When a second bell rang, she and 30 other students walked out of the classroom, joining a queue of about 300 students covering their heads with books and bags.

24 Aug 2016 description
report Government of India

Flood situation continues to be grim in Bihar, West Bengal, UP and Madhya Pradesh, relief and rescue operations continue in, over 150 people killed and lakhs marooned due to floods caused by continuous heavy rains.

Flood situation in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh is still grim. In Bihar, around 24 lakh people spread over 12 districts of the state are reeling under the impact of flood.

The water level of Ganga is decreasing at Patna but it is rising trend in Munger, Bhagalpur and Kahalgaon.

24 Aug 2016 description
report Government of India

Rescue and relief work is going on at a war footing in several flood-hit states, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured all flood-affected states of all possible help from the Centre.

Over 60 National Disaster Response Force teams have been deployed in different regions to minimize loss of lives.

Many states in the country are in the grip of floods these days which has thrown life out of gear, the worst affected states are Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Gujarat.

23 Aug 2016 description
report AlertNet

by Nita Bhalla and Jatindra Dash | @nitabhalla | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 15:10 GMT

Television pictures showed villagers wading waist deep in floodwaters with their livestock, mud-and-brick homes collapsing and people climbing into wooden boats

By Nita Bhalla and Jatindra Dash

23 Aug 2016 description
  • The flood situation in the State of Bihar remains serious with rivers, especially the Ganga, flowing above the danger levels across the State; 5.5 million people are at risk.
  • According to the Bihar Disaster Management Department (DMD), as of 22 August 119 persons have died, 150 000 people have taken shelter in 162 relief camps while 139 330 persons have been evacuated to safer places.
  • National and State Disaster Response Force teams have been deployed to the affected districts and 1,537 boats are being used to evacuate the affected people.
23 Aug 2016 description

Brigitte Rohwerder, July 2016

Question

What have been the different approaches/strategies to transitional shelter in post-natural disaster contexts in developing countries and what lessons have been learned (with a focus on the non-technical aspects of transitional shelter)?

Summary

Literature on approaches to transitional shelter in post-natural disaster contexts reflects the variety of different approaches and definitions, which complicate understandings of transitional shelter and lessons learned.

23 Aug 2016 description

Food security concerns for large numbers of people in several Asian countries following severe localized monsoon floods

Highlights:

23 Aug 2016 description

By Andy McElroy

BANGKOK, 23 August 2016 – The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction today received a major boost from the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa – which have agreed to set up a joint task force on disaster risk management.

India’s Minister of State for Home Affairs and UNISDR Champion, Mr. Kiren Rijiju is the driving force behind the Udaipur Declaration issued today, which he said would be “a positive influence on the global agenda for strengthening efforts on DRR and resilience”.

23 Aug 2016 description
report Alhasan Systems

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • UN lauds Pakistan’s capacity in dealing with natural calamities

  • CDA to launch Monsoon Tree Planation Drive

  • NDMA chairman vows to protect schools from natural disasters

  • India funding terrorists in Balochistan

  • Pakistan has launched decisive action to eliminate terrorism

  • NACTA receives thousands of false informations about terrorism

  • Pakistan again invites India for Kashmir talks

23 Aug 2016 description

Japan - Tropical Cyclones KOMPASU, MINDULLE, LIONROCK
• TC KOMPASU made landfall on 21 August in Hokkaido as Tropical Depression. Over 6 000 people have been evacuated in this island.
• TC MINDULLE made landfall on 22 August in Chiba prefecture as Tropical Storm. Two people have been killed, several have been injured, over 469 000 have been evacuated in Kanagawa prefecture. Over the next 24 h it is forecast to continue moving northeast, weakening but remaining a Tropical Storm.

22 Aug 2016 description

In Madhya Pradesh, three days of continuous rains has caused serious flooding, killing at least 15 people. The authorities and the Army used helicopters to rescue marooned people.

In Uttar Pradesh, the eastern part of the State and the Bundelkhand have been affected. The situation is particularly serious in Bara. Flood relief is underway and the district administration have set up 28 relief camps, hosting approximately 5 000 people.

22 Aug 2016 description
report Times of India

NEW DELHI: More than 26,400 people have so far been rescued by the NDRF from the flood-ravaged areas in Bihar, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and other states.

The National Disaster Response Force has fanned out 56 rescue and relief teams to help people hit by heavy rains in various states and tasked two Deputy Inspector General-rank officers in Bihar and UP with monitoring the situation.

22 Aug 2016 description
report Government of India

Flood situation continues to be grim in several north Indian states including Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Rajasthan.

Relief agencies including Army and NRDF are engaged in rescue and relief operations in flood-affected states.

In Uttar Pradesh, flood situation in eastern parts of state is still grim.

Ganga is rising in many places including Allahabad and Varanasi.

About ten thousand people have taken shelter in relief camps so far.

22 Aug 2016 description

The report summarizes the technical content of the workshop, highlights key principles, lessons and way forward. The workshop was jointly organized by UNICEF and the SUN Movement Secretariat, aimed to accelerate the efforts of Asian countries in the SUN movement to increase the dialogue and alignment among sectors by reporting on multi-sectoral nutrition budgets and costs of multi-sectoral nutrition plans, addressing the issue of decentralized public finance, and contributing to making the investment case for nutrition.

22 Aug 2016 description
report Sphere India

Bihar is facing second spill of flood situation after Ganga water crosses danger level.
Districts adjoining Ganga are getting swamped and having population badly affected by the current of water moving in the houses.

As per CWC Report, Water Level of Ganga at Patna Gandhighat crossed danger level and reached 50.43 Meters which has also crossed the previous highest flood level recorded which was 50.27 Meter during 1994.

Water Level at other points in Bihar at 21 August, 2 PM;

22 Aug 2016 description
report Government of India

1. CENTRAL WATER COMMISSION (DAILY WATER LEVELS AND FORECASTS FOR LEVEL FORECAST SITES)

According to the Central Water Commission (CWC) report dated 17/08/2016, there is no Unprecedented and High flood site in the country. However, 16 Moderate flood sites have been reported in Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Jharkhand :-

MODERATE FLOOD SITUATION

i) River Dhansiri (South) at Numaligarh, District- Golaghat , Assam is flowing at 78.76 m against danger level 77.42 m with Steady Trend.

22 Aug 2016 description
report Government of India

Incessant rains in many parts of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh have resulted in floods.

15 people reported dead due to heavy rains in last 24 hours in Madhya Pradesh.

An army column was deployed in Rewa along with a task force for flood relief operations in the state.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has announced Rs four lakh as ex-gratia each to the kins of the deceased. In Uttar Pradesh.