India

ACT Alliance Rapid Response Payment Request No. 11/2010: India - Floods in the state of Orissa

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Situation Report
Source
Posted
Originally published

Attachments

Funds Sent To:

- United Evangelical Lutheran Churches in India (UELCI)
- Church Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA)
- Lutheran World Service India Trust (LWSIT)

Amount Sent:

- UELCI: USD 20,000
- CASA: USD 20,000
- LWSIT: USD 20,000

Date: 18 August 2010

Details of Response

Emergency: India - Floods in the state of Orissa

Date of Emergency: Ongoing since 4 August 2010

Implementing Member(s):

- United Evangelical Lutheran Churches in India (UELCI) together with their local partner the Jeypore Evangelical Lutheran Church (JELC)
- Church Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA)
- Lutheran World Service India Trust (LWSIT)

DETAILS OF THE EMERGENCY:

Low pressure caused by the monsoon over the Bay of Bengal has caused heavy rainfall and flash floods in southern parts of Orissa state since last week. The districts of Nabarangpur, Koraput, Malkangiri, Gajapati and Kalahandi are worst affected. In the past week, 700mm of rainfall has been recorded in the three days, the highest level in these districts this monsoon season. Nabarangpur and Koraput districts received over 400mm of rainfall on 5 August which left 100,000 families marooned and saw the river Indravati reaching a dangerous level.

Roads have become inaccessible in Koraput to Kalahandi, Rayagada, Malkangiri and the neighbouring Chhattisgarh state. A preliminary report from the Government indicated that as many as 50,000 houses in Koraput and Nabarangpur districts were damaged and over 40,000 hectares of crop lands washed away. Nineteen people are reported to have died, to date. Many livestock have been lost and damage to property and belongings is high. Communication networks have been disrupted. Worst-hit are poor, small farmers and their families in the rural areas. Schools and colleges remain closed.