India - Monsoon rainfall update (NDMI, CWC, IMD) (ECHO Daily Flash of 16 August 2019)

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  • The ongoing monsoon in India has lead to 32 fatalities (13 in West Bengal, 11 in Kerala, 4 in Odisha, 4 in Maharashtra) between 12-15 August, according to national authorities.
  • On 12-13 August, more than 265,000 people were evacuated to 7,657 evacuation camps spread across various states. 3,500 houses have been damaged by flood waters.
  • River levels are severe in four sites, while several dams in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu States are full and authorities have ordered the precautionary release of excess flow.
  • A red alert for heavy rain is in effect for Madhya Pradesh State, but rainfall will continue to affect most of India on 16-17 August.