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06 Jul 2004 description


U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)
Note: This updates Fact Sheet #1, FY 2004, dated November 26, 2003

Background

31 Aug 1988 description


UNDRO 88/1789

INDIA - FLOODS
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
31 AUGUST 1988

SITUATION

1. MONSOON RAINS CAUSED FLOODING OF BRAHMAPUTRA AND GANGES AND THEIR TRIBUTARIES RESULTING IN DISASTER SITUATION IN NORTH EASTERN INDIA. STATES OF UTTAR PRADESH, ASSAM, BIHAR, WEST BENGAL AND ARUNACHAL PRADESH AFFECTED. ACCORDING PRESS REPORTS FLOODING CLAIMED MORE THAN 850 LIVES.

2. IN UTTAR PRADESH ALONE 453 DEATHS OFFICIALLY REPORTED. 12,373 VILLAGES AND 1.7 MILLION HECTARES OF LAND AFFECTED.