India: Floods and Landslides - May 2017Ongoing
According to local media, as of 7 May at 7.00 UTC, six people died, of which two by floods in Phek district (Nagaland State) and four more in Giridih district (Jharkhand State) due to lightening strikes. According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority, as of 7 June at 7.00 UTC, over 100 000 people are affected by floods in Assam. (ECHO, 7 Jun 2017)
Severe weather, including thunderstorms, heavy rain and strong winds, continues to affect the Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland, causing floods. According to local media, as of 16 June at 7.00 UTC, at least 14 people died in Assam and Mizoram States. Assam National authorities mentioned that over 18 000 people were affected in four districts. (ECHO, 16 Jun 2017)
Flooding worsened in Assam on 2 July, when new areas were submerged by the rising waters of the Brahmaputra River and its tributaries. As of 5 July, official figures show over 390,000 people have been affected in over 850 villages across 15 out of 32 districts. At least one person has died. Just under 45,000 people are reported to be sheltering in 160 temporary relief centres. 31,000 more than on 2 July. More than 16,000 hectares of agricultural land have been flooded Heavy rainfall has occurred across much of India since June, as is typical during the June–September monsoon. Rainfall across the state, however, is still at normal regional levels for the season. Heavier rain is expected in the coming days and weeks. (ACAPS, 6 Jul 2017)
Since early July, heavy rains and floods were reported across India (Assam, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Bihar, Uttarkand, Uttar Pradesh and Orissa states). In Assam State alone, state disaster management authorities reported that over 1.7 million people have been affected as of 12 July. Media sources reported that at least 150 people have died nationwide due to the floods. About 1,300 National Disaster Response Force personnel have been deployed for the relief operations along with the Indian Armed Forces. The response continues to be led by national authorities. International assistance has not been requested. (OCHA, 17 Jul 2017)
The death toll from flooding in India climbed to 119 on Wednesday as floodwaters began to recede, officials said.
That number includes 25 people, including 17 from one family alone, that were found dead in the Banaskantha district, Gujarat on Wednesday.
"In all 25 bodies were fished out from two villages on the bank of Banas river," assistant superintendent of police Aksharaj Makwana told AFP.
Country-wide Cause of displacement Disaster
Figures More than 1.8 million new disaster displacements between 22 June and 12 July
SITUATION IN INDIA
The floods situation in Gujarat, Odisha, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram are back to normal whereas floods situation in Assam has gradually improved, the numbers of affected districts has drop to nine on 23rd July, 2017.
Meanwhile, two people died as incessant rainfall caused flood-like situation in Birbhum, West Mindapore and East Midnapore districts of West Bengal on Sunday.
Caritas India has deployed its staff to help and support flood-hit communities of Lakhimpur, Assam after flood water left thousands without home, food and clean drinking water.
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CENTRAL WATER COMMISSION (DAILY WATER LEVELS AND FORECASTS FOR LEVEL FORECAST SITES)
According to the Central Water Commission (CWC) report dated 18/07/2017, there is no Unprecedented and High flood site in the country. However 04 Moderate flood sites have been reported in Assam (03) & Bihar (01) respectively.
• Heavy rain continues to affect several areas of the country causing casualties and damages.
Severe weather, including thunderstorms and heavy rain, continues to affect several areas of the country, causing casualties and damage.
Low attendance: The enrolment of the children in the LP School is high approximately 80% however, the attendance in the school is very less before and after flood. One of the important reasons is due to the frequent flood which is leading to displacement of the children every year.
Flooding in North-Eastern State of Assam, India-RRF No. 08/2017
There have been heavy torrential rains since 2nd July 2017 in the North-Eastern state of Assam in India. The rains have continued and the floods have intensified in the last 48 hours. 24 districts of Assam have been affected during this current phase of floods. A population of 1,718,135 has been badly affected by current floods and is struggling with the worsening flood situation in the state.
Monsoon rains have triggered flooding across 11 districts in northeastern Bangladesh, affecting at least 1.3 million people as of 16 July. NGO partners report that vast areas of Moulvibazar and Sylhet remain under water affecting agricultural livelihoods. The Government has released cash grants and distributed food to the affected districts.
The Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju, who is leading a high-level Central Team to review the flood situation in the North-East Region (NER), visited the flood affected districts of Lakhimpur and Dhemaji in Assam today.