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08 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

As of 4 August, 18 districts were affected by floods and landslides – Sarpang, Chukha and Samtse districts were the worst hit.

  • The Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs has instructed all the Dzongkhag Administrations to carry out detailed damage assessments including economic loss estimates within two weeks.

  • The Royal Government of Bhutan is leading the relief efforts.

  • No formal request for international support has been issued by the Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs.

30 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

 Torrential monsoon rains and flooding across Bhutan affected 125 households. Four deaths (including one child) were confirmed by authorities.

 Providing immediate relief assistance to affected communities and ensuring safety for people in high risk areas remain priorities of the Government of Bhutan.

 On 29 July, the Government briefed development partners on the ongoing flood response.

26 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • Torrential monsoon rains, since 19 July, triggered flash floods in several southern districts of Bhutan.

  • In Sarpang District, the flash floods affected over 200 people (including 64 women and 108 children). No casualties have been reported.

  • The Government is leading the response. Key needs include emergency shelter, food, water and mosquito nets.

  • The Dzongkhag Administration and national authorities evacuated people in high risk areas and provided immediate relief to affected families.

25 Jul 2016 description
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Situation Overview

  • A massive flooding has occurred in Sarpang town on 20 July 2016 after the Sarpang river level rose beyond its bank due to the continuous downpour since 19 July in the Dzongkhag.

  • All 52 shops were evacuated to higher grounds with support from Dzongkhag officials and volunteers on the same day.

  • No casualties have been reported.

  • The Gelephu – Sarpang highway that is located above the town was also washed away.

Description of disaster

20 Jun 2016 description

Situation Overview

  • A massive fire has occurred in Bajo town under Wangduephodrang Dzongkhag in the early hours of 17 June 2016 around 2 am.

  • The fire has razed 6 structures consisting of five single-storied houses and 1 two storied house. A nearby concrete building was also partially damaged by the fire.

  • Eleven families lost all their belongings to the fire.

  • The fire was contained at 6 am in the morning and relief support to the affected families initiated by the Dzongkhag Administration.

30 May 2016 description

Situation Overview

  • Several low to medium sized disasters have occurred in the country on 23 May 2016.

  • The windstorm on 23 May 2016 completely damaged a roof of a house in Omchegang under Bjena gewog and also the roof of a cowshed under Kazhi gewog, Wangdiphodrang Dzongkhag.

  • Several acres of potato cultivation were also damaged in Gangtey and Kazhi Gewog from a disastrous hailstorm on the same day.

  • The windstorm also damaged the roof of three households at 2.00 pm under Kabesa gewog, Punakha Dzongkhag.

03 Mar 2016 description

Situation Overview

  • A devastating windstorm has hit five gewogs viz. Chaskhar, Dremetse, Khengkhar, Narang and Thangrong in Mongar district on 28 February 2016.

  • 40 households including one Lhakhang were affected with varying damages by the windstorm.

  • The Dzongkhag also reported on two forest fire incident. The first incident occurred above Zimzorong, around 10 kms on Gelposhing Nanglam Highway while the second one occurred along Romangla boundary between Kengkhar and Drepong Gewogs.

03 Mar 2016 description

Situation Overview

  • A forest fire occurred towards afternoon on February 29, 2016 in Trashigang Dzongkhag.

  • The fire completely razed a mechanical workshop, a canteen and a pickup truck and several hectares of forest cover in the district.

  • Several volunteers, including Dzongkhag staff, Armed Forces, foresters, desuups, and fire volunteers battled the fire for serveral hours.