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India: South West Monsoon 2005 - Flood Situation Report 22 Sep 2005

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

Morning's well marked low pressure over north Madhya Maharashtra and neighbourhood persists. The associated upper air cyclonic circulation extends upto mid-tropospheric levels tilting southwestwards with height. This system is likely to start moving north-northeastwards after 12 hours. Under its influence, widespread rainfall with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places is likely over Konkan, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, East Rajasthan, Uttaranchal and Uttar Pradesh during next 2 days.

The trough in lower tropospheric levels from centre of above system running upto Bihar persists. It is likely to cause scattered rain over east and northeast parts of the country.

The western disturbance as an upper air system over north Pakistan and neighbourhood also persists. Under its influence scattered to fairly widespread rains are likely over Western Himalayan region and adjoining plains during next 2-3 days.

Convective clouds are seen over Northeast, East central Arabian, Sea, North Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh.

There is likelihood of increase in rainfall activities over Northwest India and Gangetic plains and decrease in rainfall activity over Maharashtra, Gujarat and Karnataka.

Forecast valid upto 0830 hrs IST 25th September 2005

North

Rain/thundershowers are likely at many places over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal and at a few places in the rest of the region. Increase in rainfall is likely over Uttaranchal and Uttar Pradesh from 23rd September, 2005.

East

Rain/thundershowers are at many places over south Gangetic West Bengal, coastal Orissa and at a few places over the rest of the region. Rain/thundershowers may increase over east Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh after 24 hours.

South

Rain/thundershowers are likely at many places over Coastal and North Interior Karnataka and at a few places over Telangana and north coastal Andhra Pradesh. Weather may be isolated in the rest of the region outside Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry where it may be mainly dry.

West

Rain/thundershowers are likely at most places over Konkan, Goa, north Madhya Maharashtra, Gujarat region, at many places over south Madhya Maharashtra, Saurashtra, Kutch, West Madhya Pradesh and at a few places over the rest of the region outside West Rajasthan where it may be isolated. Increase in rainfall activity is likely over West Madhya Pradesh and East Rajasthan and decrease over south Madhya Maharashtra after 24th September, 2005.

Warning:

Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely at a few places over Konkan, Goa, North Madhya Maharashtra and Gujarat Region. Isolated heavy rainfall is also likely over Saurashtra, Kutch, South Madhya Maharashtra, Coastal Karnataka, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal and Gangetic West Bengal.

CENTRAL WATER COMMISSION

According to the Central Water Commission (CWC) report dated 22nd September, 2005, there are no unprecedented or high flood sites. However, there are 02 moderate and 08 low flood situation sites.

The details of moderate flood sites are as under:

Moderate flood sites

River Brahmaputra at Dibrugarh (Assam) is flowing at 104.42 m against the danger level of 104.24 m with a steady trend.

River Katakhal at Matizuri (Assam) is flowing at 20.27 m against the danger level of 20.27 m with a falling trend.

Note: Since the flood situation in most parts of the country has improved, the report is being restricted in its content to cover only those States which are presently facing fresh floods or an immediate post -flood situation.

ANDHRA PRADESH

River Godavari at Dowalaiswaram is flowing at 15.46 m against the warning level of 14.25 m with a falling trend.

Rains have nearly stopped in most parts of Andhra Pradesh.

The water level has receded in Krishna river and is rapidly receding in river Godavari.

Because of flood water coming from Maharashtra in river Godavari, Sri Ram Sagar dam (Ponchada dam) in Nizamabad district is likely to receive heavy inflow. As a result of discharge of water from this dam, river Godavari is likely to rise further on its downstream course. However, it is expected to hover around warning level and not rise much higher.

In all, 4,658 villages in 12 districts (385 mandals) have been affected.

Approximately 1.98 lakh people have been evacuated and accommodated in 574 relief camps.

About 55,700 houses are reported to have been inundated. About 64,000 houses have been damaged including 16,000 houses fully damaged.

A total of 75 deaths have been reported in the State due to recent floods and rains.

4,700 cattle have reportedly perished in the floods.

2.63 lakh ha crop area has reportedly been damaged due to floods.

1,038 tanks and 432 irrigation canals are reported to have been breached in varying degrees.

02 Chetak and 01 MI -- 8 of the Indian Air Force have been deployed to assist the local administration in rescue and relief operations in Rajhmundry and Vijayawada.

05 Naval teams with 05 Gemini boats and 30 divers are deployed at Vishakhapatnam. 03 Naval teams and 03 Gemini boats and 16 divers are deployed at Bhadrachalam.

MAHARASHTRA

The depression which was centered near Buldhana yesterday has weakened into a well marked low pressure area and lies over Madhya Maharashtra and neighbourhood.

Under its influence, heavy to very heavy rainfall has been reported over Konkan and Marathwada. However, rainfall in these areas has almost stopped except in Mumbai, Nasik and Aurangabad areas where moderate rains are reportedly continuing.

Widespread rainfall is forecast in Konkan and Madhya Maharashtra during the next 24 hours.

The discharge of water from the following dams are given below:

Jaikwadi dam - 1 lakh cusecs
Majalgaon dam - 55,000 cusecs

As a result of outflow of water from these dams into Godavari river, 119 villages in Nanded, Beed, Parbhani and Latur districts have been affected as per details below:

Districts
No. of villages affected
Nanded
30
Beed
31
Parbhani
43
Latur
15

The water level in river Godavari has reportedly started receding.

In all, 1000 families from the affected villages in these districts including 200 families from Latur City have been shifted to safer places as a precautionary measure.

Due to heavy rains in Nasik, some low lying areas in the town are reported to be flooded. 168 families from Nasik town as well as rural areas have been shifted to safer places.

06 deaths have been reported in the State due to house collapse/drowning (Latur -02, Nasik -- 02, Beed and Osmanabad -- 01 each).

02 Army Columns and 17 BAUTS have been placed as standby at following places:

Nanded - 08 BAUTS and 1 Army column
Parbhani - 07 BAUTS
Beed - 02 BAUTS and 1 Army column

01 Engineer Task Force with 02 BAUTS has also been mobilized for assistance in case of need.

GENERAL:

The situation in the States/UTs of: (1) Arunachal Pradesh (2) Assam (3) Bihar (4) Chhattisgarh (5) Goa (6) Gujarat (7) Haryana (8) Himachal Pradesh (9) Jammu & Kashmir, (10) Jharkhand, (11) Karanataka (12) Kerala, (13) Madhya Pradesh (14) Manipur (15) Meghalaya, (16) Mizoram (17) Nagaland, (18) Orissa (19) Punjab, (20) Rajasthan, (21) Sikkim (22) Tamil Nadu, (23) Tripura, (24) Uttaranchal (25) Uttar Pradesh (26) West Bengal (27) Andaman & Nicobar Islands, (28) Chandigarh, (29) Daman & Diu, (30) Dadra Nagar Haveli, (31) Delhi (32) Pondicherry and (33) 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

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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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