The central government has designated the devastating floods in Kerala as Level 3 constituted as a “Calamity of Severe Nature”. According to National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Guidelines, L3 disaster arise from large-scale disasters where districts and the state may not have the capacity to respond adequately and require assistance from the central government for reinstating the state and district machinery.
1. Executive Summary
Kerala is experiencing the largest disaster of flood and land slide after 1924.The torrential rain since 10th May in sporadic place in Kerala and continuous rain since August first week accumulate huge rain water in several dams. Finally, 10th August 22 dams were open by the Kerala government. The state government informed, electronic media, print media and public address system to all the house door to door notice regarding release the water. The river basin areas and houses were submerged with released water from the dams.
A. Current Situation:
Many people are displaced, tourists are stranded, and wildlife in danger. Northern and central Kerala have been dealing with severe flooding and landslides due to the continuous rainfall.
The floods situatio n in Assam, Delhi and Nagaland are back to normal whereas flood situation is worsening in 05 districts of Kerala due to heavy rainfall triggered by flood and landslide.
Meanwhile, 9 districts of eastern Uttar Paradesh are also affected by flood. The details information is given below.
Monsoon rain and floods have claimed almost 600 lives between 22nd-29th July, 2018 in 7 states across India.
A. Current Situation
Torrential rains over the past few days have triggered flash floods and landslides, wreaking havoc in the states of Assam, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura. The situation worsened in Assam, Tripura and Manipur as many were left homeless and roads were washed away in many parts of the state.
A. Thunderstorm, lightning and floods in India (22-30 May, 2018)
Thunderstorm, lightening and floods triggered by heavy rainfall has claimed almost 71 lives in between 22nd - 30th May, 2018 in different states across India.
B. Impact of the Situation
**Type of incidents: Thunderstorm, lightning and floods due to heavy rainfall.
**Total no. of people displaced: 23000 approx.
**Total no. of death :71 people approx.
**Total no. of states affected : 07 states in India
A. Dust storm, thunderstorm and lightning in India
Due to Western Disturbance and cyclonic circulation in the Upper Air owing to the weather conditions, Dust-storm, thunderstorm, hail, squall and lightning have created havoc for North India states and other parts of the country.
A. SITUATION IN INDIA
With the latest India Meteorological Department data showing mild to extremely dry conditions in 404 districts due to poor rainfall since October 2017 could denote the commencement of a water crisis in the peak summer months ahead in the country. Of these, around 140 districts were termed severely to extremely dry in the October 2017-March 2018 period. Another 109 districts were moderately dry while 156 had mild dry conditions.
A. Cylone Storm - Ockhi
OCKHI system further weakened, laid as low pressure area over south coastal Gujarat and neighborhood at 0830 hours IST the 06th December 2017 and completely dissipated by afternoon. No adverse weather due to this system any further.
Death – 11
Missing fishermen -2570, Rescued fishermen -2384, Yet to be rescued -186
Damages reported by NGOs (IAG TN members and partners) (see attached PDF)
A. Very Severe Cylone Storm - Ockhi
A depression developed to the west of Sri Lanka on 28th Nov, intensified into deep depression and named cyclone Ockhi as it passed 170 km South/South East of Kanyakumari, tip of Indian
peninsula on Nov 30. The cyclone classified into Severe Cyclone category re-curved north- north-east in the Arabian sea impacting coastal districts of Kerala on December 1. The Indian
The report of JRNA on Bihar floods 2017 is out and it can be further accessed at JRNA PPTs on Bihar Floods_August 2017 for more information in details.
24 Camps in 9 districts – Presented Separately
• 49 Villages in 9 districts.
• Most affected districts selected for assessment.
• Districts Selected: Kishanganj, Araria, Purnea, Katihar, Sitamarhi, Darbhanga, Madhubani, E.Champaran, W.Champaran
• Target 6 Villages and 3 Camps per District
Northern districts of West Bengal are under flood. As of now flood water is increasing in Dakshin Dinajpur,
Uttar Dinajpur and Part of Malda District.
Cause of Floods in the Jalpaiguri, Alipur Duar and Cooch Behar districts is due to the excessive rainfall in the catchment areas of the Torsa and Raidak-I&II between 9th to 14th August.
State Inter Agency Group West Bengal and Department of Disaster Management, Government of West Bengal has conducted a Joint Rapid Need Assessment in the six worst flood affected districts of Southern Bengal.
(A team of LAN partner visited the flood affected area of Dhorimanna and Gudamalani block of Barmer district on 1st and 2nd August 2017, respectively . Team member were NarSingh, Dungar Ji, Bhuvnesh( GVS, Dhorimanna), Chunnilal (NYM Lilsar), Mangilal (NYM Rani Goan), Shakur (NYM Sanvlor), Ajay (Dhara Sansthan, Barmer) and Navin N. from AA Jaipur)
Villeges Visited in Dhorimana Block: Arinyali, Pratap Nagar, Aleti, Purava, RamPura, Meghwalon ki Basti, Manki, Chaanpura, and Andadiyon ki Dhani.
Situation in India
Heavy rain in last few days triggered by flash floods has wreak havoc, paralyzing the normal life of people in many areas of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Northern West Bengal and Assam with 3rd waves of deadly floods that hit the state.
Northern Districts of West Bengal cut off by road and rail way communication from Kolkata (state capital), Maldah and also from Patna. Following districts are falling under this group - Alipurduar,
Jalpaiguri, Coochbehar, Darjeeling, Kalimpong, North Dinajpur (Partly).
As of now, North Dinajpur and South Dinajpur experiencing rise of river water and inundation.
11th August to 15th August 2017 – Warning Status still Red
State Government of West Bengal is taking utmost effort to control over the situation.