Bhutan Disaster Response - Situation Report (SitRep) 1: Punakha windstorm


Situation Overview

  • A powerful windstorm has hit several villages in Punakha district on 25 February 2016 at around 10.00 am.
  • The windstorm affected the roofing structures of 17 households in Balana, Zhengosa, Saychena and Dragchukha chiwogs under Goenshari gewog including the roof structure of the Sewla Shedra’s (religious centre) kitchen under Chhubu gewog.
  • No human casualties were reported.
  • A detailed damage assessment is being carried out by the Dzongkhag Administration along with representatives from the Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Ltd.