India - Monsoon rains update (IMD, SDMA, ASDMA, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 17 July 2019)

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  • The number of weather-related fatalities following monsoon rains across a number of states in India has also increased. As of 17 July, 33 are reported dead in Bihar State, 17 in Assam State and 14 in Utar Pradesh.
  • Over 25,000 people have been affected in nine flood-affected districts in Bihar and more than 140,000 people are sheltering across 695 camps in Assam. Several rivers in north-eastern states are overflowing including the river Brahmaputra (Assam) which continues to flow above danger level and 90% of Kaziranga National Park is submerged.
  • Heavy rainfall will move towards north-western and most southern states in the next 24 hours. A red alert for heavy rainfall and floods has been issued for several districts of Kerala State from 18-20 July.