Nepal: Flood 2017 - Office of the Resident Coordinator Situation Report No. 1 (as of 14 August 2017)
This report is produced by the Office of the Resident Coordinator in Nepal in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 11 August 2017 to 14 August 2017.
Beginning on 11 August 2017, the worst rains in 15 years struck Nepal, triggering widespread large-scale flooding and landslides in 27 of the country's 75 districts.
Search and rescue efforts have been initiated in all affected districts. A total of 8,300 trained security forces (5,600 Nepal Police, 1,700 Armed Police Force and 1,000 Nepal Army) as well as 700 civil servants have been deployed.
The full extent of the disaster is not yet known. Many affected areas remain inaccessible due to damaged roads and bridges, while Biratnagar airport in the east of is completely inundated.
While heavy rains have subsided, warnings remain in place for the East Rapti, West Rapti, Babai and Ruikhola (Madi) basins, and moderate to heavy rains are forecast on 16-17 August 2017.