India – Southwest Monsoon Floods (NERC, IMD, Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 26 June 2018)

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  • Following the onset of the monsoon, heavy rains have resulted in floods in north-eastern (Assam, Manipur, Tripura and West Bengal States), central (Maharashtra State) and south-western (Kerala State) parts of the country.
  • According to the National Emergency Response Centre (NERC), as of 24 June, the death toll reached 229 (24 in Assam, nine in Manipur, 21 in Tripura, 42 in West Bengal, 67 in Maharashtra and 66 in Kerala) since the beginning of the current monsoon season. In addition, NERC reported at least one million people affected across the six States.
  • Over the next 24 hours, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), more heavy rains are forecast over Assam, Manipur, Tripura, West Bengal and Kerala States.