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02 Jul 1996 description

Ref: DHAGVA - 96/0182
1. THE UN/DHA RESIDENT COORDINATOR IN NEW DELHI PROVIDED THE FOLLOWING UP-DATE ON THE DAMAGE CAUSED DUE TO FLOODS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ONSET OF MONSOON AND CYCLONIC LOW PRESSURE, AS RECEIVED FROM THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE.

DAMAGE CAUSED BY FLOODS IN INDIA AS OF 30 JUNE 1996

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AFFECTED
DISTRICTS NO. HOUSES
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CROP AREA
21 Jun 1996 description

BOMBAY, India (Reuter) - Cyclones and heavy rains that hit India on opposite coastlines this past week killed more than 260 people, officials and local news agencies said. It also left 120 fishermen missing Friday after being caught at sea.

''Today is crucial. If they (the fishermen) don't return by late tonight we'll presume they are either lost or dead,'' said Vijay Bandarkar, secretary of Maharashtra Matchimar Kruti Samiti, a fishermen's union.

17 Jun 1996 description

By Syed Amin Jafri

HYDERABAD, India, June 17 (Reuter) - A tropical cyclone which killed more than 120 people in southern India and caused millions of dollars in damage has petered out, authorities said on Monday.

"It is no longer a cyclone," meteorological department official R.R. Kelkar said. "It is now more a rain-generating system, with no damage potential like a cyclone."

14 Jun 1996 description

MADRAS, India, June 14 (Reuter) - A tropical cyclone heading through the Bay of Bengal with wind speeds of up to 100 kph (60 mph) is expected to lash India's southeastern coast on Friday, meteorological officials said.

The cyclone was likely to hit Nellore town, some 1,700 km (1,060 miles) southeast of New Delhi, at around noon local time (0630 GMT), they said.

Three people were reported killed near Madras, a coastal city with more than six million people, during heavy rain and high winds on Thursday.

14 Jun 1996 description

Tropical Cyclone 03B has top winds near 50 mph (80 kph) and is just east of the east coast of India in the Bay of Bengal. The storm is moving northwest at 6 mph (9 kph) and will make landfall just north of Madras, India, in about 12 hours.

Winds may cause local damage near the coast near the point of landfall, but the main threat from the storm will be from heavy rain which will cause flash flooding.