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India: South West Monsoon 2005 - Flood Situation Report 1 Sep 2005

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A comprehensive status report on the flood situation in different parts of the country is given below:
INDIA METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT

Monsoon rainfall activity remained subdued over most parts of the country.

The upper air cyclonic circulation over west central Bay of Bengal off Coastal Andhra Pradesh extending upto 4.5 km above sea level tilting southwards with height persists.

The north-south trough runs from northeastern states to this system upto 1.5 km above sea level.

Under this scenario, scattered moderate rainfall is likely over south peninsular and Northeast India for next two days, with subdued rainfall over remaining parts of the country.

Convective clouds are seen over parts of southeast Arabian Sea and south Bay of Bengal.

Moderate rainfall activity over south Peninsula and Northeastern States is likely to continue.

Mainly dry weather is likely over northwest and west central India.

Slight increase in rainfall activity is likely over east central India and adjoining Gangetic plains.

Forecast valid upto 1430 hrs on 4th September, 2005

North

Isolated rain/thundershowers are likely over East Uttar Pradesh with mainly dry weather in the rest of the region.

East

Rain/thundershowers are likely at a few places over northeastern states, West Bengal, Sikkim, and isolated in the rest of the region.

South

Rain/thundershowers are likely at a few places in the region. Rainfall activity is likely to increase over Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka from 3rd September, 2005.

West

Rain/thundershowers are likely at a few places over Konkan, Goa and Madhya Maharashtra with mainly dry weather in the rest of the region.

CENTRAL WATER COMMISSION

According to the Central Water Commission (CWC) report dated 1st September, 2005, there are no unprecedented or high flood sites. However, there are 15 moderate and 20 low flood situation sites.

The details of the moderate flood sites are as under:

Moderate flood sites

1. River Brahmaputra at Dibrugarh (Assam) is flowing at 104.96 m against the danger level of 104.24 m with a steady trend.

2. River Brahmaputra at Dhubri (Assam) is flowing at 28.98 m against the danger level of 28.62 m with a falling trend.

3. River Ganga at Kahalgaon (Bihar) is flowing at 31.71 m against the danger level of 31.09 m with a falling trend.

4. River Burhi Gandak at Lalbeghiaghat (Bihar) is flowing at 63.67 m against the danger level of 63.20 m with a falling trend.

5. River Burhi Gandak at Muzaffarpur (Bihar) is flowing at 52.92 m against the danger level of 52.53 m with a steady trend.

6. River Burhi Gandak at Samastipur (Bihar) is flowing at 46.79 m against the danger level of 46.02 m with a rising trend.

7. River Burhi Gandak at Rosera (Bihar) is flowing at 43.95 m against the danger level of 42.63 m with a rising trend.

8. River Burhi Gandak at Khagaria (Bihar) is flowing at 36.77 m against the danger level of 36.58 m with a falling trend.

9. River Bagmati at Benibad (Bihar) is flowing at 49.47 m against the danger level of 48.68 m with a falling trend.

10. River Bagmati at Hayaghat (Bihar) is flowing at 46.88 m against the danger level of 45.72m with a rising trend.

11. River Adhwara Group at Kamtaul (Bihar) is flowing at 50.82 m against the danger level of 50.00 m with a falling trend.

12. River Adhwara Group at Ekmighat (Bihar) is flowing at 47.68 m against the danger level of 46.94 m with a rising trend.

13. River Kosi at Baltara (Bihar) is flowing at 34.83 m against the danger level of 33.85m with a falling trend.

14. River Kosi at Kursela (Bihar) is flowing at 30.80 m against the danger level of 30.00m with a falling trend.

15. River Ganga at Farakka (West Bengal) is flowing at 23.35 m against the danger level of 22.25m with a falling trend.

Note: Since the flood situation in most parts of the country has improved, the report is being restricted, with effect from 29/08/2005, so as to cover only those States which are presently facing a flood situation.

UTTAR PRADESH

Isolated rainfall has been reported in some parts of eastern UP.

Rivers Ghaghra, Rapti and Gandak are flowing above their warning levels at 04 places in the State.

Azamgarh

Water logging situation in Azamgarh town has largely improved and now there are very few localities where this problem exists. From these remnant water logged areas, water is being pumped out by means of 08 water pumps.

208 villages still continue to be affected by flood waters. Out of them, about 29 villages in Sagdi and Azamgarh Tehsils are still marooned. The situation continues improving.

221 country boats and 20 motor boats are being used for relief distribution in marooned areas.

1 Army Column and 2 Companies of PAC continue to be deployed in the district for rescue and relief operations.

About 1,000 people continue to stay in 17 relief camps.

Mau district

In Mau town, water logging situation has further improved. Offices of DM and SP have started functioning from their original location.

147 villages in Mohamdabad Gohana, Madhuban and Mau tehsils continue to be affected. Out of them, 18 villages are still marooned.

01 Company of PAC has been deployed for rescue and relief operations.

138 boats and 15 motor boats continue to be operating for rescue and relief work.

About 4,500 people continue to stay in 10 relief centres.

Situation is likely to normalize within next 2-3 days.

BIHAR

No rains have been reported in the State in the last 24 hours.

Rivers Ganga, Burhi Gandak, Bagmati, Adhwara Group, and Kosi are flowing above their danger marks at 12 places in the State.

Rivers Ganga, Ghaghra, Kamla Balan, Kosi and Mahananda are flowing above their warning levels at 06 places in the State.

Madhubani/Darbhanga/Sitamarhi districts

03 breaches reported earlier in rivers Burhi Balan and Kamla Balan (Madhubani -02, Darbhanga - 01), continue to be under repair.

In Darbhanga district, due to flooding of villages caused by the above breach, about 100 people have been shifted to higher ground and continue to be accommodated in 01 relief camp.

In Darbhanga district, a boat had reportedly capsized on 27/8/05. In this incident, 07 persons had been reported missing. Their dead bodies have been recovered today.

In Sitamarhi district, water level in Lakhandei river is receding.

190 villages in Sitamarhi continue to be affected. 173 boats are being used for transportation of villagers.

In Sitamarhi, 01 boat carrying about 35 persons reportedly capsized yesterday and in this incident, 04 people have reportedly died and 04 are still missing.

Road communication on Sitamarhi-Muzaffarpur National Highway (NH-77) continues to be disrupted.

The situation in these districts is improving.

KARNATAKA/MAHARASHTRA

In Karnataka, most of the people staying in relief camps in Belgaum and Bagalkot districts have been accommodated in temporary relief centres (made of CGI sheets) and now only about 35 relief camps are there with about 34,000 people staying in them. These camps are likely to be vacated shortly after construction of more relief centres.

In Maharashtra, about 3,200 people still continue to stay in 44 relief camps in Raigad and Kolhapur districts. Since the original houses of these people are reported to be at unsafe sites, the State is likely to re-locate these people at some alternative places.

States of Karnataka and Maharashtra are continuing with relief work in their States.

GENERAL:-

The situation in the States/UTs of: (1) Andhra Pradesh (2) Arunachal Pradesh (3) Assam (4) Chhattisgarh (5) Goa (6) Gujarat (7) Haryana (8) Himachal Pradesh (9) Jammu & Kashmir, (10) Jharkhand, (11) Kerala, (12) Madhya Pradesh (13) Manipur (14) Meghalaya, (15) Mizoram (16) Nagaland, (17) Orissa (18) Punjab, (19) Rajasthan, (20) Sikkim (21) Tamil Nadu, (22) Tripura, (23) Uttaranchal (24) West Bengal (25) Andaman & Nicobar Islands, (26) Chandigarh, (27) Daman & Diu, (28) Dadra Nagar Haveli, (29) Delhi (30) Pondicherry and (31) Lakshadweep is reported to be normal.

(Ashim Khurana)
Joint Secretary (DM)
Tel.No.23092456/Fax.No.23093465
Mobile.9810093411
e-mail: jsdm@mha.nic.in

Distribution:-

1. Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister (Shri T K A Nair)

2. Cabinet Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, Rashtrapati Bhawan.

3. Private Secretary to the Prime Minister (Shri BVR Subrahmanyam).

4. Prime Minister's Office (Shri Sanjay Mitra, Joint Secretary).

5. Cabinet Secretariat (Shri Rajiv Kumar, Joint Secretary).

6. Cabinet Secretariat ( Sh. Arun Mishra, Dir.)

7. Brig RS Ahluwalia, DACIS (Ops & Logistics) Room No.10, INCP, Gate No-11, South Block, New Delhi.

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1. PS to HM/PS to MOS(R).

2. PS to HS/PPS to Secretary (BM)/JS (NDM)/ JS (DM) -- DAC / Director (PR)/DS (NDM.I)/IOC, MHA/Master Folder.

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