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India: Situation Report Floods 4 Sep 2006

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NATURE OF HAZARD: FLOODS
No significant rains in Rajasthan in last 48hours. But on Friday Rajasthan had experienced heavy rainfall in several districts as a result of which several villages in Jhalawar and Kota district were surrounded by water. Heavy rainfall received on Friday in some districts in Rajasthan was as follows: Jhalawar district Chappi Dam-17.4cm, Rajpur-13.9cm, Aklera-12.6cm and Chauli Dam-11cm. In Kota District: Jawahar Sagar-13.6cm, Alnia dam-12.2cm and Kota Ad-9.6cm. In Chittorgarh district it is 10.3cm, Begaun-10.7cm, Arnod-15.5cm and Gamchiri Dam-12cm and Nimbahera-9.5cm. Bansawara district 16.7cm rain was received.

Jammu and Kashmir has received heavy rainfall in seven districts (Jammu, -14cm, Bannihal-9cm, Quazikund-7cm) Snowfall has been reported in the upper reaches of the state.

In Orissa light rainfall was received in last 48 hours. Rainfall received in some of the areas on September1st was: Beijpur & Tikabali-32cm, Baliguda-30cm, Suhela-29cm, Phulbani-20cm, Titlagarh & paikmal-15cm each, Alipingal-13cm, and Bhubaneswar-9cm.River Mahanadi was flowing in high flood situation on September1 but has subsequently started to recede and is at low flood level as of now.

Chattisgarh Moderate rains with heavy rainfall in some southern districts had been reported in the State. Rainfall received in some of the areas was: Bastar district (Keshkal-15.8cm, Kondagaon -10.3), Raigarh-06cm, Champa-05cm Durg, Raipur and Ambikapur -2each. However, light rainfall has been received in last 24hours in northern districts.

Maharashtra : Moderate rains with isolated heavy rains had been reported in Vidarbha region. Madhya Pradesh: Moderate rains with isolated heavy rains had been reported in several districts in the State. Some of them were: Betul: 14.5cm, Balaghat-9.7cm, Ashok Nagar-7.8cm, Shajapur-7.6cm and Sagar-7.5cm

IMD Forecast: The depression over north Orissa moved slightly westwards and lay centered at 1430 hours IST of today, the 4th September, 2006 near Lat. 21.5 Deg North and Long. 85.0 Deg East about 100 km east-southeast of Jharsuguda. The system is likely to move in a west-northwesterly direction and weaken gradually.Under its influence, widespread rainfall with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places and extremely heavy rainfall (25cm or more) at one or two places are likely over Orissa and Chhattisgarh during next 24 hours. Fairly widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy falls are also likely over Gangetic West Bangal, Jharkhand, north Coastal Andhra Pradesh and north Telangana during the same period.

CURRENT SITUATION:

Jammu and Kashmir - In areas under Srinagar division experienced heavy rainfall. River Jhelum is rising along its bank and flowing above its danger level at Sangam, RamMunshi bag and Asham. Breaches along the embankment along river Jhelum in Badgam district is reported while in Srinagar district the water level at RamMunshi bag is receding. The Jammu Srinagar national Highway -1A and Srinagar-Leh has been closed due to landslides along the route. A stretch of 100meters along the Jammu Srinagar national Highway Avantipura is submerged. 163 villages of the four districts have been affected. In jammu division Chenab river is on the rise and Akhnoor it is flowing at 38.7ft against the danger level. In Kathua district 6 persons have been reported dead due to collapse of houses.

Rajasthan The situation in Kawas Village was critical because large areas continued to be submerged under flood waters. Several villages in Jhalawar and Kota districts were marooned

Orissa - excess rains was recorded last week and had raised the water level in almost all the rivers of the Mahanadi catchment area and the districts like Nayagarh, Boudh, Bolangir, Khordha and Jagatsingpur were under the grip of flood. River Mahanadi is flowing with a falling trend at Hirakund Dam at Sambalpur district.

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