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Affected countries: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar
Severe Cyclonic Storm Mora made landfall in Bangladesh on 30 May 2017. The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)-Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT) estimates that 10,074,699 people were living in regions that were exposed to wind speeds of 120 km/h or more,…
Affected countries: India
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…
Affected countries: India
The Southwest Monsoon hit Kerala on 8 June, marking the official commencement of rainy season in the country, with heavy rains leaving one dead in the state. (Gov't of India, 9 Jun 2016) Monsoon rains on 1 July triggered landslides in parts of Uttarakhand state. About 30 people are feared…
Affected countries: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka
On 15 May 2016, Sri Lanka was hit by a severe tropical storm that caused widespread flooding and landslides in 22 districts out 25 districts in the country, destroying homes and submerging entire villages. At least 104 people are known to have died following this disaster; 99 people are still…
Affected countries: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar
The monsoon depression over the northeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining Bangladesh coast intensified into a cyclonic storm named ‘Komen’ on 29 July 2015, threatening to cause further downpours in regions already affected by recent two-phased flash floods and landslides which started since end of…
Affected countries: India
Since the last week of July and into early August 2015, heavy rainfall at several places has resulted in extensive flooding and displacement of people. The flooding has thus far claimed around 293 lives across the country, with one million people seeking shelter in relief camps. Over 13.7 million…
Affected countries: Bangladesh, China, India, Nepal
On 25 April, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, with the epicenter in Lamjung District (north-west) of Kathmandu (OCHA, 26 Apr 2015) toppling office blocks and towers and killing thousands of people. The earthquake also caused extensive casualties and damage in India, China and Bangladesh…
Affected countries: India
On 12 Oct 2014, Tropical Cyclone Hudhud made landfall on India's coast of Andhra Pradesh, near the city of Visakhapatnam, as a category 3 storm. Visakhapatnam was heavily damaged, including the airport, a number of buildings, electrical and telecommunications supplies and roads. Similarly,…
Affected countries: India
Seasonal monsoon rains starting at the end of June 2014 triggered river overflows in India's north-eastern State of Assam, causing damage and evacuations (ECHO, 26 Jun 2014). Starting in mid-July, flooding in eastern India killed three people and forced thousands of families from their homes…
Affected countries: India, Nepal
Heavy rain caused massive landslides from the hillside in Jure, Mankhaa Village Development Committee of Sindhupalchowk district in Nepal's Central Region on 2 Aug 2014. The landslide created a high artificial dam across the Saptakoshi River, one of the main tributaries of the Koshi River,…
Affected countries: India
Cyclone Phailin was rated as a very severe cyclone that hit India in October 2013. Over 1.1 million residents in Odisha state, which has a population of 41.9 million, were evacuated before the storm and due to the floods that followed. An estimated 13.23 million people were affected; 47 people were…
Affected countries: India, Nepal
Early monsoon rains have caused massive flooding and landslides in northern India's Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh states and Nepal since mid-June 2013, affecting tens of thousands of people. In India, more than 1,056 people are reported to have lost their life and hundreds were still missing…
Affected countries: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka
On 14 May, Cyclone Mahasen brought heavy rains and landslides to Sri Lanka, with seven people confirmed dead and 3,881 people displaced due to the resulting heavy rains and landslides. In Bangladesh, following the raising of warning signals to 7 from a possible 10 (expecting severe weather) for…
Affected countries: India
A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Jammu and Kashmir on 1 May 2013, followed by a number of aftershocks. Over 12,000 houses were damaged, leaving at least an equal number of families in need of temporary shelter. (IFRC, 13 May 2013)
Affected countries: India
North India is currently experiencing its coldest weather in decades, with Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana among those worst affected. Night temperatures have been regularly falling below 3 degrees Celsius in the capital, four to five degrees lower than the normal seasonal average. In the first…
Affected countries: India
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…
Affected countries: India
Cyclone Thane made landfall near Chennai on the Tamil Nadu coast in India on 30 Dec 2011, leaving a trail of destruction and killing at least 18 people. Heavy rainfall is forecast for the next 12-24 hours. (Times of India, 30 Dec 2011)
Affected countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Nepal
A strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit northeast India on 18 Sep 2011 in the small, landlocked Himalayan state of Sikkim, which borders Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. The epicenter of the quake was 64 kilometer northwest of Gangtok. (WHO, 19 Sep 2011) The earthquake caused widespread damage to the…
Affected countries: India
Floods triggered by monsoon rains that start over Kerala and cover the rest of India by mid-July have affected more than 2,500,000, killed more than 130 across the country. West Bengal, Bihar, Kerala are the most affected. (Govt of India, 10 Jul 2011) Since late August, the monsoon season flooding…
Affected countries: India
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) These heavy rains and subsequent flooding and landslides killed more than 180 people and rendered thousands of people homeless. (AlertNet, 6 Dec…