India: Gujarat floods situation report, 30 Jun 2005, 9:00 p.m.


Owing to incessant rains due monsoon’s upper air cyclonic circulation over Saurashtra & Kutch and adjoining areas in northeast Arabian Sea and over North Gujarat and adjoining southwest Rajasthan has been receiving moderate to very heavy rainfall from 21st June 2005 . Reports received from 58 blocks in south Gujarat and parts of Saurashtra have been experiencing heavy to very heavy rainfall of more than 100 mm during the past 24 hrs. The state has received a cumulative average of 414 mm of rainfall during the last 24hrs , While 9 Districts: Ahmedabad, Anand, Bharuch, Dangs, Navsari, Surat, Surendranagar, Vadodara, Valsad that have been overcast under the spell of monsoon. The affected districts are Navsari, Valsad, Surat and Dangs, Bharuch, Surendranagar, Ahmedabad, Anand and Vadodara. The rivers approaching danger levels are Purna and Ambica in Navsari District and Bhogavo in Surendranagar districts. IMD forecast for the next 24 hrs is heavy to very heavy rain is expected to continue over south Gujarat region.


Among 9 districts 4303 villages and 35 towns have been affected. 1639 electricity feeder supply and 461 electricity distribution transformers has been disrupted. 35 persons have been reported dead either due to drowning, lightning or building collapse caused due to heavy rains during the last two days. The railway tracks at many low lying stretches running between Ahmedabad and Valsad districts have been submerged under over flowing floods water.

Transportation in the affected districts is reported to have slowed down due to closing 124 state managed road routes, but 12 state road routes are remained opened for movement. 503 panchayat managed roads have been closed for movements. One bridge in Amerli was washed and restoration work is in progress.


45441 persons have been evacuated from Surendranagar (628)Bharuch(9961), Kheda(161), Navsari(11363), Surat(4868), Ahmedabad(208) and Valsad(200), Vadodara (4385), Surendranagar ( 628) , Anand ( 13667) districts. 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. The irrigation department has issued high alter for 31 dams in the affected districts and 8 dams on are on alert while 10 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 is 111.55 mts. The state has requisitioned 2 army Colums fro Surat and Rajkot. Trained SRP personnel and SRP force have been ordered to be on stand by. The rescue teams from Rajkot Municipal cooperation has been deployed in Amreli and Surendranagar for rescue work. The Fire bridge Rescue teams for Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara Municipal Corporation is carrying out operations in Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, and Ahmedabad & Surendranagar districts. Six persons have been rescued from Fifad village of Amreli district by the rescue team of Rajkot Municipal cooperation. One person was rescued by the team from drowning in Bhogavo River of Surendranagar districts, Rescue work is being carried out in Ahmedabad district. A team of 158 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. Among the affected villages 2426 villages have restored power supply while 1639 power feeders have been restored in the affected towns and 242 electricity distribution transformers have restored by the electricity department.


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)

For Further Information

G Padmanabhan
Emergency Analyst, UNDP
Mobile: 91 - 98104 - 02937