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17 Aug 2019 description
report Caritas

Erratic monsoon with heavy rains has lashed thousands of people marooned in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamilnadu, Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and Bihar. So far, the country has lost 370 lives, and the death toll continues to rise, with more than 47,21,349 people displaced across thousands of relief camps in Assam, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Kerala.

17 Aug 2019 description
report Caritas

People of drought-stricken Southern States of India were praying for good monsoon rains. Unfortunately, they received continuous downpour that took away the lives of hundreds of people. The States of Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhrapradesh, and Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu were worst affected.

17 Aug 2019 description
report Government of India

1. Forecast

i. IMD

  • 15 Aug (Day 1): Heavy rainfall at a few places with very heavy and extremely heavy falls at isolated places very likely over East Rajasthan;
    Heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls at isolated places over north Gujarat Region and West Madhya Pradesh;

• 16 Aug (Day 2): Heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls at isolated places very likely over East Rajasthan; Heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir;.

ii. CWC

• ORANGE WARNING:

16 Aug 2019 description
  • The ongoing monsoon in India has lead to 32 fatalities (13 in West Bengal, 11 in Kerala, 4 in Odisha, 4 in Maharashtra) between 12-15 August, according to national authorities.
  • On 12-13 August, more than 265,000 people were evacuated to 7,657 evacuation camps spread across various states.
15 Aug 2019 description

Extremely heavy rains in mid-July have caused severe flooding in the Indian states of Assam and Bihar.

The floods affected more than 14 million people, displaced over a million and destroyed a vast amount of farmland. Whole houses were submerged and entire villages cut off.

Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) volunteers have supported communities in both states since the flooding began, warning people about the incoming floods, moving families to safety and providing first aid.

15 Aug 2019 description

India

Since early August, southern and southwestern India have been affected by renewed flooding and landslides caused by heavy monsoon rainfall.

Across Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Gujarat at least 244 people have been killed and more than 1.2 million people have been forced to flee to camps established by the government.

Though floodwaters have begun to subside in some areas, humanitarian needs remain high...

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15 Aug 2019 description

By K. Rajendran

In Kerala state, authorities and mental health experts are providing community-based care for those struggling to deal with the trauma of flash floods and landslides

IDUKKI, India, Aug 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - P. Divakaran, 65, stood beside the road where his sister and three other family members were killed when a landslide caused by heavy rains demolished their house almost a year ago.

15 Aug 2019 description
report Government of India
  1. Forecast

i. IMD

• 12 Aug (Day 1): No Warning of Extremely Heavy Rainfall (Red Alert) to the States.

• 13 Aug (Day 2): No Warning of Extremely Heavy Rainfall (Red Alert) to the States.

15 Aug 2019 description
report Government of India

Situation improves in flood affected areas of Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat, Maharashtra to conduct disease-wise survey of flood-hit areas for effective response; Efforts on to restore Mumbai-Pune rail link by August 16.

After days of incessant rains, the situation improved in many parts of Kerala and Karnataka with water receding in affected areas.

In Kerala, as the toll in floods and landslips rose to 88, authorities are on a high alert with weathermen forecasting isolated extremely heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours.

14 Aug 2019 description
report SEEDS India

This year again, devastating floods have struck several states leading to heavy losses of lives and property – over 17 million lives have been impacted.

SEEDS is promptly reaching out to the affected communities in key states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Assam and Bihar, with safe drinking water, hygiene kits, medical camps, school education materials and homes that can help families bounce back from their state of despair.

14 Aug 2019 description
report Times of India

BALANGIR/BHUBANESWAR: Just a few days back Balangir district was staring at a drought-like situation. On Tuesday, more than 15,000 people were shifted to temporary shelters as heavy rain disrupted normal life in Balangir town and several blocks of the district.

Water has been flowing over roads and into the homes of people leaving in low lying areas. Incessant rainfall over the past 24 hours has forced people to stay indoors.

14 Aug 2019 description
report Government of India

1. Forecast

i. IMD

• 14 Aug (Day 1): Heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls very likely at isolated places over East Rajasthan, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh.

• 15 Aug (Day 2): Heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places with extremely heavy falls very likely at isolated places over East Rajasthan.

ii. CWC

• ORANGE WARNING:

13 Aug 2019 description
  • Widespread Monsoon flooding in southern and western states has left 85 dead in Kerala, 48 in Karnataka, 43 in Maharashtra, and 31 in Gujarat. Over 1.2 million people are displaced across 2,093 relief camps in Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra. Reduced rainfall has led to some improvement to the situation.
  • River levels are expected to rise in Odisha State, the River Krishna and its tributaries have reached severe levels.
13 Aug 2019 description
report Times of India

Bhopal: While monsoon has been quite generous with places like Bhopal, there are seven districts in MP which are rain deficient by 48% and are staring at drought-like condition. It includes two districts in Bundelkhand and Mahakaushal regions. Meanwhile, the weather office said that another spell of rainfall is likely in the state from August 14 with some parts of the state, including Bhopal, likely to receive heavy rainfall.

13 Aug 2019 description
report Government of India

With the rains relenting after battering the Southern states over the past few days, rescue and relief works are on in full swing in flood-ravaged districts of Kerala and Karnataka.

In Kerala, authorities are scouring landslide-hit Kavalappara and Puthumala in Malappuram and Wayanad districts, the worst hit, to trace over 50 people missing since August 8.

13 Aug 2019 description
report Government of India

The Indian Army has intensified its relief and rescue operations in the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. 13 X Engineer Teams of the Indian Army have been airlifted from Rajasthan to provide a surge to its ongoing relief and rescue operations in Kerala. Additional Engineer teams have also been put on standby to move at short notice to the flood affected regions.

13 Aug 2019 description
report Government of India

Current Meteorological conditions

  • A Low Pressure Area lies over Northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining West BengalBangladesh coasts. It is likely to move west-northwestwards and become more marked during next 48 hours.

Forecast & Warnings

13 Aug 2019 description
report Government of India

1. Forecast

i. IMD

• 13 Aug (Day 1): Heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls very likely at isolated places over East Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Odisha, Kerala and Chhattisgarh; Heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over East Rajasthan, West Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Coastal Karnataka .