India flood

Updated: 7/19/2019 1:50:14 AM
At least 60 000 homes were washed away or damaged in 13 districts across Bangladesh after a heavy monsoon rains hit Bangladesh and neighboring countries over the past week. At least 26 people have been killed and 3 million marooned. Over the past couple of days, rivers overflowed in 122 Upazilas, flooding thousands of villages.
The Jamuna River was 21.29 cm above the danger level at Bahadurabad and Fulchhari on July 17, breaking the previous record of 20.84 cm at Bagadyrabad set in 2017.
About 60 000 homes across 13 affected districts were already washed away or damaged and 2.700 km of roads.
Source: DORRIS
Updated: 7/18/2019 3:19:14 AM
A red alert was issued by Assam officials on July 15 with 4 300 000 people across 30 of the state's 33 districts affected by floods. 15 people have died and 80 000 were sheltering in 494 camps, DG ECHO reports. Another 28 have died from flooding in Bihar and up to 2.5 million people have been affected. 1 000 families were evacuated in Mizoram after the Khawthlangtuipui river flooded 32 villages in Lunglei district and five were killed.
The rivers have caused extensive flooding in Bihar from July 12, 2019, with 1.8 million affected people in Sheohar, Sitamarhi, East Champaran, Madhubani, Araria, Kishangang, Supaul, Darbhanga and Muzzafarpur districts.
Roads between Tripura, Mizoram and the rest of the country have been affected by landslides. Water levels have exceeded dangerous levels in 30 sites across Bihar and Assam.
More than 40 000 soldiers and police officers are delivering food, tents and medicine to thousands of affected people, the country's National Emergency Operation Center said.
Source: DORRIS

Published Sunday, July 14, 2019

The flood scenario in Assam has turned serious on July 9, 2019, with one person dying at Golaghat and one at Dhemaji due to floods, and one at Guwahati due to landslides, according to the information provided by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority on July 10, 2019.

530 villages in 24 revenue circles in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Darrang, Barpeta, Nalbari, Chirang, Golaghat, Majuli, Jorhat and Dibrugarh districts have been severely impacted by the floods.

Officials mentioned that 207 098 people have been affected by floods as of July 10, 2019. Some of the rivers like the Brahmaputra in Jorhat and Sonitpur, Dikhou in Sivasagar and Beki in Barpeta districts have gone beyond the danger level.

Several preventive measures have been taken by the state government which utilized the service of National Disaster Response Force and State Disaster Response Force to assist in the rescue and evacuation process. They will also help the civil administration in the regions impacted by the floods.

At present, 13 relief distribution centers are operating in the Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Golaghat, and Jorhat districts.

The flood situation is likely to worsen in the next days as more heavy rainfall is expected in the days and weeks ahead.
Source: DORRIS