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India: Floods - Jun 2016

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The Southwest Monsoon hit Kerala on 8 June, marking the official commencement of rainy season in the country, with heavy rains leaving one dead in the state. (Gov't of India, 9 Jun 2016)

Monsoon rains on 1 July triggered landslides in parts of Uttarakhand state. About 30 people are feared dead from different areas of the state following cloudbursts in the Pithoragarh and Chamoli Districts as reported by media. The cloudburst that hit the Singhali area near Pithoragarh flattened homes in about seven villages, leaving many residents trapped in the debris. At least 18 bodies have been recovered. (Sphere India, 2 Jul 2016)

As of 23 July, nearly 291,000 people have been affected by flooding across nine districts of Assam State. Bongigain, Golaghat, Jorhat and Dhemaji districts are the worst affected. A total of 27 relief camps and seven distribution centres were opened in Bongaigaon, Golaghat, Jorhat and Sivsagar hosting some 12,400 people. (OCHA, 25 Jul 2016)

As of 28 July, Assam Disaster Management Authority reported that more than 1.7 million people are affected by floods in 19 districts. (Gov't of India, 28 Jul 2016)

As of 1 August, Dhemaji, Barpeta, Jorhat, Golaghat, Lakhimpur and Dhubri remain the worst affected districts in Assam. Flood water entered most houses, resulting in residents moving to relief camps or setting up makeshift shelters.The number of flood-affected is also expected to grow. (Oxfam, 1 Aug 2016)

As of 22 August, Bihar State authorities confirmed that 119 people had died and 150,000 people were sheltering in 162 relief camps. WASH, health, shelter and livelihood support have been identified as immediate needs. National and State Disaster Response Force teams have been deployed to support local evacuation and relief efforts. Monsoon rains affected more than 6 million people and killed at least 300 as rivers overflowed in Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand states. To date, no international assistance has been requested. (OCHA, 29 August 2016)

Heavy rain has continued to affect several parts of the country, causing more floods. Approx. 68 mm of rain in 24 h were recorded in Sholapur (Maharashtra state) over 24-25 September. Local media, as of 27 September early morning (UTC), reported that the death toll due to the recent floods in the state of Telangana has reached 11 people and over 1,000 have been evacuated in several districts of the state. Local authorities also reported, as of the same date, that over 900 people have been evacuated in Assam state. (ECHO, 27 Sep 2016)

Monsoon withdrawal commenced from West Rajasthan on 15 September with a delay of 2 weeks. It has withdrawn from most parts of Northwest India as on 10 October, 2016. (Gov't of India, 10 Oct 2016)