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India: South West Monsoon 2005 - Flood Situation Report 25 Sep 2005

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

INDIA METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT

During last 24 hours, fairly widespread rainfalls with very heavy falls at a few places have occurred over Uttaranchal. The rainfall is likely to continue for another 24-36 hours and is likely to extend eastwards to east Uttar Pradesh and Bihar subsequently. Rainfall has reduced significantly over Gujarat State, Konkan, Goa and Coastal Andhra Pradesh where scattered light to moderate rainfall have been reported. Moderate rainfall has also occurred over East Rajasthan, Haryana and West Uttar Pradesh.

Yesterday's low pressure area over northeast Rajasthan, adjoining southwest Uttar Pradesh and adjoining southwest Haryana has moved northeastwards and now lies over West Uttar Pradesh and adjoining Uttaranchal. The associated upper air cyclonic circulation extends upto 4.5 km above sea level. This system is likely to move east-northeastwards.

The western disturbance as an upper air system extending upto 3.1 km above sea level over Jammu and Kashmir and neighbourhood persists. The trough in western now lies along longitude 70 degree east and north of latitude 20 degree north.

Under this scenario of interaction of the above systems, enhanced rainfall activity with heavy to very heavy falls are likely to continue over Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, West Uttar Pradesh for next 36 hours and will extend eastwards to east Uttar Pradesh and Bihar subsequently after 24 hours.

Convective clouds are seen over parts of Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh, Northeastern States and Andaman Sea.

There is likelihood of reduction in rainfall activity over Western Himalayan Region and adjoining plains and increase over Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Forecast valid upto 0830 hrs IST 28th September, 2005

North

Rain/thundershowers are likely at most places over Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, at many places over Himachal Pradesh, at a few places over Haryana and isolated in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab. Rainfall activity over West Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal will decrease after 24-36 hours and may continue over East Uttar Pradesh for subsequent 24 hours.

East

Rain/thundershowers are likely at many places over Northeastern States and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, at a few places over East Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. It may be isolated over the rest of the region. Increase in rainfall activity is likely over Bihar from 26th September, 2005.

South

Rain/thundershowers are likely at many places over Andaman and Nicobar Islands and at a few places over Coastal Karnataka. It may be isolated in the rest of the region.

West

Rain/thundershowers are likely at a few please over Konkan, Goa and West Madhya Pradesh and isolated over the rest of the region.

Warning: Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely at a few places over Uttaranchal and Uttar Pradesh. Isolated heavy falls are also likely over Himachal Pradesh only during next 24 hours. Isolated heavy rainfall may also occur over Bihar during subsequent next 48-72 hours.

CENTRAL WATER COMMISSION

According to the Central Water Commission (CWC) report dated 25th September, 2005, there are no unprecedented or high flood sites. However, there are 02 moderate and 12 low flood situation sites.

The details of moderate flood sites are as under

Moderate flood sites:

River Brahmaputra at Dibrugarh (Assam) is flowing at 104.84 m against the danger level of 104.24 m with a steady trend.

River Ganga at Haridwar (Uttaranchal) is flowing at 294.55 m against the danger level of 294.00 m with a rising 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.

MAHARASHTRA

No heavy rainfall has been reported in the State today.

The water level in the river Godavari is below danger level.

The situation in Vidharbha, Konkan and Nasik region is normal.

01 Engineer Task Force with 02 BAUTS are located at Ahmednagar and Aurangabad as a standby arrangement.

The overall situation in the State is normal.

ANDHRA PRADESH

Light rain has been reported in the State today.

The overall flood situation in the State has improved considerably.

Some portion of Budmeru in Krishna district and Yerrakalva in West Godavari district continue to be inundated.

In all, 5617 villages in 12 districts (422 mandals) have been affected.

Approximately 50,374 people continue to be staying in 133 relief camps. However, following an improvement in the flood situation, the State Government is planning to wind up these relief camps within next 1-2 days.

Total 60,108 houses are still waterlogged in the low lying areas of the State. Total 1,48,000 houses are reported to have been inundated. About 1,18,000 houses have been damaged including 34,218 houses which are fully damaged.

In West Godavari district, about 300 villages in 46 mandals are still water logged. A total of 33,837 people continue to stay in 95 relief camps in the district.

A total of 83 deaths have been reported in the State due to recent floods and rains.

4,200 cattle have perished in the floods.

A total cropped area of 4.29 lakh ha has been damaged.

2,034 tanks and 434 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 the State.

08 Naval teams with 08 Gemini boats and 46 divers continue to be deployed in the State for rescue and relief operations.

GUJARAT

Light rainfall has been reported in 20 talukas of the State during last 24 hours.

Total 91 dams in the State are completely filled. The broad details of dams, which are on high alert/alert, is as under:

No. of dams on high Alert - 104

No. of dams on alert - 12

In the Narmada dam, as against the HFL of 110.64 m at the dam site, the present water level is 112.71 m and it is therefore overflowing by 2.07 m.

The water level in Vishwamitri has receded and the situation in Vadodra district has improved.

There has been no fresh discharge of water from the Dharoi dam. The overall situation in the downstream districts has also improved.

6,612 people continue to stay in 52 relief camps in Vadodara, Bhavanagar, Gandhinagar and Kheda districts.

During last 24 hours, no death has been reported. However, the cumulative death figure in the State stands at 20.

Power supply which was disrupted in 1214 villages has since been restored. Out of 623 power supply feeders affected, 576 power supply feeders have been rectified.

Out of the 117 roads which were affected in the State, traffic has been restored on 58 roads.

The State Government has deployed 196 Medical Teams in the affected districts. These teams comprise of 197 medical officers and 969 para-medical staff, and they have been deployed for preventing epidemics and other water borne diseases.

The State has deployed 02 companies of State Reserve Police as well as about 100-200 personnel from Fire Services in Vadodara for rescue and relief operations.

Food packets are being distributed in the relief shelters by the State Government

The overall situation is reported to be under control.

UTTARANCHAL

Moderate to heavy rainfall has been reported in several parts of the State during the last 24 hours.

The river Ganga at Haridwar is flowing above its danger level. In Rishikesh this river is flowing below its warning level.

Due to continuous rainfall in the higher reaches of the State, further rise is expected in river Ganga. As a precautionary measure, the district administration has sounded a high alert to the people residing alongside the river bank.

Numerous landslides have occurred in Chamoli, Pithoragarh, Bageshwar, Uttarkashi, Tehri and Nainital districts disrupting the normal traffic movement. The concerned district administrations are making all efforts in clearing the debris from the roads. It is expected that the traffic movement will be restored by today evening.

Overall situation is under control.

SIKKIM

There was heavy rainfall in various parts of Sikkim on 24/09/05, which triggered landslides in some parts of the State.

A cloudburst occurred in Gangtok and neighbouring areas on the night of 24th September, 2005 which has caused extensive damage to agricultural crops, roads and water supply schemes in Gangtok, Runtek, Ranka, parts of Assam Lingjey and Sangmartam.

Due to heavy rainfall, the National Highway/State roads at various places have been damaged.

At Dongkong in North Sikkim, 11 Members of IMF Sponsored Expedition Team to Mt Chomi - Um, led by Dr. P.M.Das, IPS, ADGP of Punjab Police were hit by an avalanche in the early morning of 25/09/2005. As a result, 05 members of the Expedition Team including the team leader ADGP of Punjab Police lost their lives.

GENERAL:

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

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