Nepal

Nepal: Monsoon Flooding Flash Update No. 1 (As of 13 July 2019)

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This report is produced by Office of the Resident Coordinator Nepal in collaboration with humanitarian partners.

HIGHLIGHTS

Heavy monsoon rains have resulted in flooding and landslides in several municipalities in particular in Province 1 and Province 2. Areas of most concern as a result of flooding include Sarlahi,
Mahottari and Rautahat districts in Province 2 and Udayapur in Province 1.

Local communities and security forces have responded by evacuating people from their homes where needed and people have sought safety mostly, with other community members.

Authorities have issued warning alerts to residents along the Kankai, Koshi, Tamor, Bagmati, Kamala, East Rapti watersheds.

The map here shows the most affected locations.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Incessant rainfall since 11 July afternoon there has killed 29 people and displaced 2,065 households in Central and Eastern part of the country. Recorded highest rainfall for 24 hrs (11-12 July) was 311.9 mm at Simara, Bara, and 245 mm was recorded in Janakpur. The communications systems are semi-functioning in the worst affected areas. Key needs are reported to be water, tarpaulins and food. The most affected districts are Sarlahi, Mahottari and Rautahat. A number of roads are inaccessible making access to affected people challenging.

While the weather situation is improving in the Kathmandu valley, the authorities have issued warning alerts to residents along the Kankai, Koshi, Tamor, Bagmati, Kamala, East Rapti watersheds in Provinces 1, 2 and 3.