India: Floods - Dec 2010

Disaster description

The persistence of low pressure in the Bay of Bengal brought heavy rains in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry in mid-November 2010. (ACT Alliance, 20 Dec 2010)

According to the latest estimates available 203 lives have been lost across the state, in incidents related to the heavy rainfall and flooding. Furthermore, an estimated 8,000 huts have been fully damaged and 40,000 huts have been partially damaged. Around 5,068 livestock have been lost and 15 lakh acres of standing agricultural crop has been submerged. (Sphere India, 8 Dec 2010)

The relief project was completed on 31 March, 2011. (ACT Alliance, 18 Jan 2011)

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