Flood status in India

Flood causes damages in four states

Friday, September 19, 2008, News on AIR

In Gujarat, Indian Air Force and the army have been called in to help in rescue
operations in flood-affected Surendra Nagar district. Two columns of army were pressed
into service in Lakhtar taluk where 478 mm of rainfall was recorded on Thursday. One
IAF helicopter was also used to rescue people. More than 4,500 people have been
evacuated from affected areas of Lakhtar town. Heavy rain also lashed Dhandhuka town
of Ahmedabad district. Rescue operations have been started to evacuate people living in
the low lying area of the town. The army has kept one column of personnel from the
Engineering Regiment as standby for deployment in the Dhandhuka District. Road traffic
is still disrupted on Surendra Nagar- Ahmedabad road. The railway traffic also could not
be resumed between Rajkot and Ahmedabad.

In Orissa, nine persons lost their lives as the Mahanadi river and other rivers were in
spate. A high alert was sounded in four coastal districts, Cuttack, Puri, Kendrapada and
Jagatsinghpur. The district collectors were asked to keep their relief and rescue
management system ready to meet any eventuality. The Chief Minister reviewed the
preparatory works for these districts. He said that two army helicopters are kept ready at
Bhubaneswar for relief and rescue operation.

In West Bengal, the state government has allotted 10 crore rupees for repair of dams
which have been broken in flood in South Bengal. An additional 2 crore rupees have
been allotted for rescue work in north and south 24 pargana and Midnapore districts.
After a high level meeting, the West Bengal Finance Minister Mr. Asim Dasgupta said
that 10 thousand houses are damaged in the area and 60 thousand people rendered
homeless due to the flood.

In Bihar, the overall flood situation showed signs of further improvement with almost all
the major rivers, including the Ganga and Kosi, maintaining a receding trend. The
situation in the five worst hit north-eastern districts Saharsa, Supaul, Madhepura, Araria
and Purnia improved further as discharge into Kosi from Barah Kshetra dam in Nepal
came down to 61,000 cusecs of water as against 69,000 cusecs on Thursday.
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The death toll in the current spell of floods rose to 211 in 17 districts. About 45 lakh people of 2,463 villages were affected.

India Flood status (courtesy : report 32-20/2008-NDM-I, Ministry of Home Affairs, Disaster Management Division Dated, 22nd September, 2008 )

About 43.43 lakh population in 17 districts and in 3462 villages have
been affected due to flood so far.
o 45190 houses have also been damaged so far.
o 119400 lakh ha crop area has also been damaged so far.
More than 1,500 roads are reported to have been damaged. A major portion of
NH-205 connecting State capital Bhuwaneshwar with Puri remained cut off.
Konark was also cut off from the mainland with water flowing over the major
connecting roads.
River position in the State
¾ River Mahanadi continued to be flowing above danger level at Alipingal Devi
and Niraj.

About 18.56 lakh people in 15 districts and in 122 villages have been
affected due to flood so far.
• About 240 cattle livestock have been perished so far.
332 State and 512 Panchayat roads are reportedly damaged due to heavy
rainfall in the State.
• 6180 feeders, 638 transformers and 4528 electricity poles in 12962
villages have been damaged.

Himachal Pradesh
Several parts of Shimla continued to remain cut off from other parts following
landslides and falling of trees.
• Traffic movement on National Highway 21 (Chandigarh-Manali) and National
Highway-22 (Shimla-Kalka) which was suspended earlier due to heavy
landslides have since been opened for Manali and Rampur.
• Traffic movements on other interior roads leading to Chopal, Rohru and other
inner areas of the apple belt continued to be suspended/blocked.

About 8210 people have been affected in the State so far.


About 45,74,000 people from 2528 villages in 18 districts have been
affected due to flood in the State.
No human death has been reported by the State today. The total human
death toll of the State is 216.
787 cattle livestock have been perished so far.
3,19,669 houses are reported to have been damaged due to flood so far.

Uttar Pradesh
32 human deaths have been reported by the State today.
About 25,75,500 people from 4,741 villages in 23 districts have been
affected severely so far due to flood.
About 3,40,761 houses have been damaged so far.
3490 cattle/livestock are reported to have been perished.
4.22 lakh ha areas have been damaged so far.

West Bengal
No human death has been reported by the State during last 24 hours.
About 38.76 lakh people have been affected in the State due to flood so far
119858 ha cropped areas has been damaged.
3923 cattle livestock have been perished so far.

About 20.00 lakh people have been affected in 21 districts and 1524
villages in the State due to flood so far.

Human deaths
• As per provisional information received from the affected States/UTs, 39
human deaths were reported, raising the total death toll to 2403 from 2364
during the last 24 hours.


According to the Central Water Commission (CWC) report dated 22nd

September, 2008, there are 01 high, 06 Moderates and 06 Low flood situation
sites. The details of high and moderate flood sites are as under:-

High flood sites
¾ In Uttar Pradesh, river Ghaghra at Elgin Bridge is flowing at 106.93m
against the danger level of 106.07m with a rising trend.
Moderate flood sites
¾ River Mahanadi at Alipingal Devi is flowing at 12.28m against the danger
level of 11.76m with a falling trend.
¾ River Mahanadi at Niraj is flowing at 26.78m against the danger level of
26.41m with a steady trend.
¾ River Brahamputra at Dibrugarh is flowing at 104.78m against the danger
level of 104.24m with a steady trend.
¾ River Ghaghra at Ayodhya is flowing at 93.15m against the danger level of
92.73m with a rising trend.
¾ River Yamuna at Mawi is flowing at 231.10m against the danger level of
230.85m with a rising trend.
¾ River Yamuna at Delhi Rly Bridge is flowing at 205.06m against the danger
level of 204.83m with a rising trend


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