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India: Gujarat floods situation report, 2 Jul 2005, 5.00pm

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NATURE OF HAZARD : FLOODS
Owing to unprecedented heavy rains due to monsoon’s upper air cyclonic circulation over Saurashtra & Kutch since last four days has resulted into flood situation and inundation of low-lying areas. The situation in the state is reported to be critical in the districts of Vadodara, Kheda and Anand. The state has received a cumulative average of 505 mm of rainfall and 91 mm of rainfall during the last 24hrs. The affected Districts are: Surat, Valsad, Navsari, Bharuch, Vadodara, Surendranagar, Dangs, Ahmedabad, Anand, Kheda, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Junagadh, Rajkot, Narmada, Jamnagar, Gandhinagar and Sabarkantha. The total number of taluka affected is 117 with 8000 villages. However during last 24 hrs severely affected districts are Vadodara, Anand and Kheda and 2000 villages. The cities that have also been experiencing severe inundation conditions are Vadodara, Nadiad, Ahmedabad, Navsari, Surat and Limbdi. The rivers reported to be flowing above danger levels are Vishwamitri ( Vadodara District,) Shedhi and Vatrak ( Kheda district)



Fig 1: Received rainfall between 100-300 mm during the past 24 hrs(1st -2nd July) in Vadodara, Anand and Kheda



Fig 2: Rainfall in Affectd Cities over 24 hrs

Affected due to Flood and inundation
Districts: 18
Talukas : 117
Villages : 10, 000
Cities : 6

Average rainfall received in Affected Districts
Vadodara 77%
Anand 116%
Kheda: 84%

Average rainfall received in Affected Cities
Vadodara 125%,
Nadiad 76% ,
Ahmedabad 71%,
Navsari 105%,
Surat 87% and
Limbdi 107%

DAMAGE DETAILS:

The power supply has been affected in 4547 villages, 31 Towns, while 1800 electricity feeder and 667 electricity distribution transformers has been disrupted. A total of 108 persons have been reported dead either due to drowning, collapse of building walls. The railway tracks at many low lying stretches have been submerged. Transportation in the affected districts is reported to have slowed down due to closure of 210 state managed road routes, but 40 state road routes are remained opened for movement. 1117 panchayat managed roads have been closed for movements. One bridge in Amerli (1- Raidi) was washed away and restoration work is in progress.

ADMINISTRATIVE MEASURES:

197276 persons have been evacuated from Surendranagar (916)Bharuch(30000), Kheda(28941), Navsari(25096), Surat(28133), Ahmedabad(1108) and Valsad(3800), Vadodara (50869), Anand ( 13637) Amreli ( 11525), Bhavnagar (1216) , Gandhinagar ( 390), Jamnagar (200) Junagadh (940), Mahesana (230), Panchmahal( 51) Sabarkantha (200) districts. During the past 24 hrs in the worst affected districts of Kheda 2000 persons and in Vadodara 25742 persons have been evacuated to safer places. . In Dakor town of Kheda districts 40 person have been rescued and moved to temporary shelters. At the relief camps necessary requirements: food, drinking water, light had been arranged. The drinking water arrangements are being coordinated by GWSSB through portable tankers.150,000 food packets and 120,000 drinking water bottles have been distributed. A team of 500 members of which 34 medical officers and 200 Para medics have been deployed in the relief camps. Adequate supply of needed medicines, chlorine tablets and disinfectants has been made available by the administrations. The irrigation department has issued high alter for 33 dams in the affected districts and 9 dams on are on alert while 12 dams are on warning level. The water level of the Sardar Sarover Dam in 110.6 mts and the current level of water in the dam are 111.55 mts. The state has requisitioned 6 army Colums of 500 personnel have been deployed while 6 Indian Air Force Helicopters have been conducting rescue and relief operations. 600 trained SRP personnel and State Police force have been deployed. The trained fire bridge rescue teams from all city municipal Nagarpalikas (city local bodies) are carrying out emergency operations in the affected cities. 35 boats have been deployed for rescue operations Power supply has been restored in 2815 villages and 22 towns with 997 feeders restored and 303 electricity distribution transformers restored. A detailed damage assessment would be carried out by the district administration.

ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE

Disaster Management Team (DMT) members at villages & block level and Village Disaster management Committees(VDMC), City Disaster Management Committee(CDMC) and District Disaster Management committee(DDMC) are also associated with rescue & relief operation. The emergency rescue kits supplied under DRM programme as well as World Bank component are being used to carry out rescue operations. Community equipments and other related equipments provided for strengthening the EOCs are also being used. The trained personnel for flood rescue are assisting deployed rescue teams in all the affected districts. All Project Officers-UNVs and other staff members of GOI- UNDP DRM Programme are assisting the state district & block level administration for emergency information operations and technical related activities in the Emergency Operating Centres.

CHANNEL FOR DELIVERY AND CONTACT DETAILS






Disaster Management Relief Commissioner, Government of Gujarat

Tel: 079-23222667
Fax: 079-23251916

State Control Room:

Tel: 079-2320005
Fax: 079-23251916
Satellite Tel: 762483394

- Disaster Management Department, Gujarat
- Indian Meteorological Department (IMD)
- Central Water Commission (CWC)
- UNDP

For Further Information

G Padmanabhan
Emergency Analyst, UNDP
E-mail: g.padmanabhan@undp.org,
Mobile: 91 98104 02937 http://www.undp.org.in/dmweb/