India: Konkan region Maharashtra state floods situation report 1 Aug 2005


The flood situation in Maharashtra caused due to heavy rains since July 24 has been forecasted by IMD for today that the deep depression has moved west-northwestwards and weakened into a well marked low pressure area over central parts of Madhya Pradesh .causing heavy rainfall over Konkan & Goa, West Madhya Pradesh, Madhya Maharashtra ( indicated in the Map to be over 100% ) and continues to extended into Gujarat.

The coastal affected districts in Maharashtra are: Mumbai Metropolis, Thane, Ratnagiri (Mandangad, Dapoli, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Guhagar, Sangameshwar, Lanja and Rajapur) talukas) , Raigad (Panvel, Pen, Khalapur, Karjat, Alibag, Murud, Roha, Sudhagad, Tala, Mangaon, Shrivardhan, Mhasla and Poladpur talukas) and Pune (Maval, Khed, Velhe and Daund talukas), Sindhudrug(Kudal, Kankavali, Deograh, Vengural, sawantawadi, Malawan, VAibabhawadi, Doamarg Taluka), Parbhani, Nanded and Hingoli were affected including North and South Goa districts River Godavari at Kopergaon is flowing at warning level. In Mumbai alone 25 million people have been affected and 250 villages in the districts with over 10,000,000 million population have been affected in the state of Maharashtra .

Significant rainfall recorded in Maharashtra and Konkan & Goa region (cm )

Maharashtra: Mahabaleshwar-31, Mumbai (SCZ)-21, Mumbai (Colaba)-16, Alibagh-I3. .Ratnagiri 10 :, Harnai-10, Pune and Nagpur-6, Akola and Kolhapur-5 each, Aurangaba-3.
Gujaràt: Surat- 8, Ahmedabad- 6, Deesa-4 and Baroda-3. Madhya Pradesh: lndore-16, Sagar-9, Bhopal-6, Gwalior and Guna-4 each, Jabalpur-2,
Forecast for Mumbai City and Suburban: is Heavy rain accompanied by strong gusty winds
In Goa the state would experience heavy rain or showers. However rainfall would continue be active over west Madhya Pradesh, Madhya Maharashtra, Konkan, & Goa Gujarat and east Rajasthan



The loss of human lives stand at 926 [Mumbai( 409), Thane (202), Ratnagiri( 15) sindhudurga ( 6), Kholapur( 8), Babhani( 3), Navi Mumbai (53), Raigad( 98), Nanded(8), Yavatmal( 7) ,Parbhani (3) Pune(11) Mumbai (railway 11) Satara 3) Aurangabad(2), BEed (4), Jalana( 1), Hingoli(1), Wardha( 1)Nasik (1) Bahandara (5), Washim (2) Amravati (1) ]

The injured persons have been reported from Mumbai( 16), Thane (5), Kholapur(1), Navi Mumbai( 23) , Mumbai (railway(4), Sindhudurg (3) Parbahani (1) Nanded (1) Satara (1),

In Pune from Vima Dam 125000 cusecs of water has been released down stream of Pune and Solapur district. The Kolhapur Army division were asked to stand by for r assistance

Landslides were reported to have occurred near Sakinaka (Andheri) claiming 90 lives and 35 houses were buried. Jui Village of Mahad (Raigad District) 100-150 person are reported to have been buried under the debris only 24 bodies have been recovered. In Raigad Kondivita 200 persons are trapped only 20 dead persons have been recovered. In Ratnagiri landslide was reported in Villages , Boori , Kuduk, Dapoli_Mandangad road in Kelwat ghat, Khead Taluka, Kalurte -Nawanagar village, Kamthe

The damage to Kharif crop in 15 districts is estimated to be an area covering 225, 000 Ha . Loss of livestock and cattle ( 1200 buffaloes) (15, 000 sheep and goats) is also reported

Preliminary reports estimates more than 10, 000 houses have collapsed in the affected districts of Mumbai, Sindhudurg, Sangli, Ratnagiri Raigad


The Civic infrastructure -Roads, Public buildings ( Primary health centers, Schools and Administrative buildings, water supply schemes were damaged which will require repairs and restoration

Health services affected in Ratnagiri, Raigad, Thane and Mumbai sub urban while 3 CHC in Ratnagiri, 1 PHC each in Ratnagiri and Raigad were flooded

Telecommunication: 121 telephone exchanges were affected in Ratnagiri -55, Kohlapur -8, Sindhdurg-3, Raigad 30 and Kalyan -25 also 93 GSM BTS mobile services were affected and basic services of landline are affected in Kalyan sub-urban area.

Roads: NH17 blocked due to landslide, bridge along the NH17 (Mumbai -Goa) linking Ratnagiri town was damaged. Roads blocked at Ratnagiri, Mumbai -Kolhapur are being restored.

Rail ways: Thane and Kalyan rail services were worst affected. Trains from Pune to Mumbai have not yet resumed. A few rakes of Local trains damaged due to water logging on the suburban section during the recent spell, 25 EMU rakes of local trains out of total 65, were badly damaged. Assessment of the extent of damage to these rakes has already been started. Accordingly repair works of all these 25 damaged EMU rakes will be undertaken, which may take a few days. Normalcy of all services will take a few days.

Goa Both districts North Goa and South Goa were affected with 119 houses damaged with an estimated value of 550,000 and loss of 4 human lives reported. The condition was normal during the past 24 hrs. While in Goa (north and south districts) 340,000 persons and 1.00 ha of cropped land were affected.


Relief operations

The evacuated 100,000 people have returned to their homes and 10,000 people are still staying in the relief camps. 60 relief camps are opened in rural Nanded, Parbhani and Raigad districts and 50 relief camps are functioning in Mumbai suburban. The Air dropping of relief items was carried out in Badlapur, Bhiwandi, Kalyan and Thane district

Administrative actions

The state has deployed 2000 municipal employee to carrying out debris clearance in Mumbai and suburban areas of Thane district

All road traffic has resumed and repair work is being carried out in Mumbai city. The Mumbai- Pune Express Way has been reopened. Mumbai-Goa National Highway has been partially opened for movement of 35 percent traffic. Repair of 15 damaged bridges along this highway stretch is being undertaken by the concerned authority and would take 6 -7 days for completion.

Traffic movement on Kasara Ghat on Mumbai-Agra Road (National Highway No. 3) is flowing smooth to and Between Nasik and Mumbai.

Western railway is operating only at certain routes inside Mumbai while Central Railway has not resumed its full operation. Local trains in Mumbai are operating their service to limited areas as Outgoing services Mumbai have not yet resumed operation as railway tracks beyond Dombivali require repairs , Konkan Railway is resuming passenger trains between Madgaon and Veer section.

Air services had resumed partial operation since 27 July however due to continuous rains since yesterday domestic flights are being delayed/ diverted and cancelled by the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

The communication network of mobile and landline telephone services are operational in the city. The telephone services in Mumbai suburban will not be fully functional for two more days.

Water supply system has not yet resumed normalcy Restoration of water supply system targeted to be completed by 1st august

Power supply is partially restored while in Mumbai suburban district it will take 2 more days for full restoration of power supply

The schools and other educational institutions have reopened and started functioning, although with low attendance.

200 medical teams of 1 medical officer and 3 para-medical staff in each team have been deployed in the flood affected districts for medical assistance and preventing/control measures of any post-flood epidemic situation. 50 medical teams are operating in Mumbai suburban and 150 teams in rural areas.

The State is organizing hygiene awareness campaign on cable/TV programmes and through press briefings for use of alum, boiling drinking water etc. by public.

The State has released Rs. 32, 5 million as ex gratia amount to be paid for 3, 25,000 persons @ Rs.1000/- each so far.


Red Cross and Red Crescent The Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) Maharashtra state branch team of eight doctors and two paramedic staff to the district of Ratnagiri reported to local authorities and are working under their direction , A consignment of medicines and food packets has been also sent to the Ratnagiri branch for immediate distribution. The state branch in Mumbai has repackaged 10,000 loaves of bread for air-drops by government .state branch staff and volunteers distributed food packages to 1,500 people stranded at railway stations in Mumbai. Food kitchens are being run by IRCS volunteers in the city. The state branch will have a coordination meeting with district branches to assess future needs and requirements. IRCS national headquarters and Federation attend a SPHERE India meeting on 30th July in New Delhi to discuss possible further relief efforts. The IRCS national headquarters disaster management centre in New Delhi is monitoring the situation..

Dan Church Aid's partners CASA intends to cover 10,000 families and provide food and non-food support. Dan Church Aid has contributed US $ 20,000 to CASA including the overall contribution from DanChurchAid is Euro 50,000.

ECHO - ECHO mission delegation are in Maharashtra state since 30th July to conduct a need based assessment.

UNICEF AS requested by the Additional Director of Health Services in the State has mobilised 300,000 ORS packets and 1 million chlorine tablets and will be procuring 5000 I V Ringer solution from Copenhagen UNICEF has been air lifted to the affected areas.

WHO the emergency medical relief team is in touch with the Ministry of Health and family welfare and state relief and Rehabilitation department

UNDP staffs under the DRM programme in the affected state are assisting in state& districts emergency information response coordination.


Department of Relief & Rehabilitation Tel: 022-2202 5274, Fax: 022-2202 5920

State Control Room: Tel: 022-2202 7990, 022-2285 4168 Fax: 022-2285 5920

Department of Relief and Rehabilitation ,

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD)

Central Water Commission (CWC)

UNDP For Further Information G Padmanabhan Emergency Analyst UNDP Delhi

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