India: Floods - Jun 2012

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Past disaster
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FL-2012-000110-IND

Disaster description

Following heavy monsoon rainfall, flooding affected communities across all 27 districts of Assam from 26 Jun 2012 onward. A total of 22 districts were severely impacted. Approximately 2.2 million people were affected with some 120 lives lost. (IFRC, 29 Mar 2013).

Starting on 4 Aug, incessant rain battered the northern states of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu, triggering landslides, cloud bursts and flash floods. At least 34 people were killed and hundreds made homeless. (Times of India, 6 Aug 2012)

On 31 Oct, Tropical Storm Nilam hit southern India displacing more than 150,000 people and claiming 22 lives. (OCHA, 5 Nov 2012)

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