India: Floods Situation Report 11 Oct 2004

Report
from World Health Organization
Published on 11 Oct 2004


Map of Flooded Areas in Assam Source : UNDP Team

Source : UNDP Team


Assam

As of 11 October 2004 Event : Floods

Current situation

Due to a low pressure area over West Bengal area, heavy rains since the 7th of October triggered falsh floods in the following districts of Assam : Goalpara, Karbi Anglong and Dhubri. Landslides occurred in the Kamrup Metropolitan district. Goalpara district has over 50,000 people affected. The situation in currently improving in the Karbi, Anglong and Kamrup Metropolitan. 112 deaths have been reported in Goalpara district alone. Various causes of deaths such as drowning, electrocution have taken place in different districts. The death toll has now reached 135. Other damages are as follows:

  • National Highway no 37 connecting Upper Assam and Lower Assam damaged due to overflow of waters since 10 October

  • Doboko-Diphu road in Nagaon District also submerged due to flood waters

Action
  • 21 Temporary shelter camps have been opened in Karbi Anglong currently it is housing 15,065 displaced people

  • Evacuation of people to safer grounds have been conducted in Marigaon district

  • 15 temporary sheters have been operationsal since 7th October housing approximately 7,000 people

  • Medical teams have been deployed in Goalpara district with emergency medicines, ORS, Phenyl, bleaching powder have also been dispatched from 10 October

The Government of India has not requested international agency assistance to respond to this emergency From a Report of the UNDP Vulnerability Reduction and Sustainable Development Team, New Delhi, India Sources of Information : Government Report (Ministry of Home Affairs) ; UNDP Team, Media Reports, NGOs in Assam; Disaster Management Department, Govt. of Bihar; Indian Meteorological Department (IMD); Central Water Commission (CWC); UNDP Assam Team