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04 Oct 1988 description

UNDRO 88/2148

INDIA - FLOODS
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
4 OCTOBER 1988

SITUATION

1. CONTINUOUS TORRENTIAL RAINS IN HILLS SINCE 21 SEPTEMBER CAUSING HEAVY FLOODS IN NORTHWESTERN INDIA. VAST AREAS IN PUNJAB, HARYANA, HIMACHAL PRADESH, JAMMU AND KASHMIR AND DELHI INUNDATED CAUSING WIDESPREAD LOSS OF LIFE, DAMAGE TO CROPS/PROPERTY AND PARALYSING SURFACE AND AIR TRAFFIC.

2. MEDIA REPORT DEATH TOLL REACHING 174 IN FOUR AFFECTED STATES.