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India: Floods and Landslides - Oct 2021

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Heavy rain has been affecting southern Kerala State (south-western India) since 15 October, triggering landslides and causing floods that have resulted in 27 casualties and severe damages to homes. According to media report, Kottayam and Idukki districts are the worst affected. As on 17 October, 156 relief camps had been opened across the State with 1,253 families (4,713 persons) evacuated to various camps since October 11. (ECHO, 18 Oct 2021)

Heavy rainfall of over 400 mm between 1 and 18 October has triggered floods and landslides in the state of Kerala, affecting all its 14 districts and resulting in 36 deaths. Nearly 5,000 people have been affected and are accommodated in over 100 relief camps. Widespread damage to electricity infrastructure has been reported. Eleven teams of the National Disaster Response Force and one team of the Indian Army have been deployed for search and rescue operations. The State Inter Agency Group is coordinating response activities. (OCHA,18 Oct 2021)

Heavy rain has been affecting the Himalayan State of Uttarakhand (northern India) over the past 72 hours, triggering several landslides and causing flash floods that have resulted in casualties and severe damage. The National Emergency Response Centre (NDMI) reports, as of 19 October, 27 fatalities, due to several landslides occurred on 18-19 October in 13 Districts across central-northern Uttarakhand (also bordering with the neighbouring China and Nepal). NDMI also reports eight people still missing, eight injuries, 645 evacuated people, a number of damaged houses and several blocked roads across the affected Districts. National authorities have deployed 15 teams for rescue and relief operations throughout the affected area. (ECHO, 20 Oct 2021)

Heavy rain continues to affect the Himalayan State of Uttarakhand (northern India) and the neighbouring Nepal since 16 October, triggering several landslides and causing floods that have resulted in casualties and widespread damage. In Uttarakhand, the National Emergency Response Centre (NDMI) reports, as of 20 October, 52 fatalities, due to several landslides occurred on 18-19 October across a number of Districts. NDMI also reports five people missing, 17 injuries and 1,385 evacuated people throughout the affected Districts. National authorities have deployed 17 teams for rescue and relief operations throughout the affected area. (ECHO, 21 Oct 2021)

Heavy rainfall has been affecting Tamil Nadu State (south-eastern India) over the last 24 hours, causing floods. According to the national authorities, four people have died as a result and at least 237 houses are damaged. Chennai Metropolitan Area is most affected with 889 people now displaced to 48 relief camps. National rescue and relief teams are supporting the local population. (ECHO, 8 Nov 2021)

Since 7 November, heavy rain has been affecting south-eastern India, resulting in floods and landslides, and leading to an increased human impact. The number of fatalities due to floods in Tamil Nadu State has increased to five and about 540 housing buildings have been damaged across the State. (ECHO, 9 Nov 2021)

Heavy rain continues to affect south-eastern India and Sri Lanka, resulting in floods and landslides, and leading to an increased human impact. In India, the number of fatalities due to floods in Tamil Nadu State has increased to 12 and more than 9,690 people have been evacuated, as reported by national authorities (NDMI). (ECHO, 11 Nov 2021)

Tropical Cyclone FOUR made landfall over northeastern Tamil Nadu State (south-eastern India) on 11 November, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. In Tamil Nadu State, the number of weather-related deaths has increased to 14, and more than 11,000 people have been evacuated to 199 evacuation centres. (ECHO, 12 Nov 2021))

On 18-19 November, heavy rain caused extensive floods across south-eastern India, leading to casualties. The Indian National Emergency Response Centre (NDMI) reports that in Andhra Pradesh, at least 24 people have died and up to 22 individuals are missing; the number is likely to increase after the breach of Annamayya Dam in Kadapa District (southern Andhra Pradhesh). About 31,827 people have been evacuated, up to 36,279 people across four Districts in Andhra Pradesh have been affected and at least 2,000 houses have been damaged by floods, including the overflow of Pincha and Mandavi Rivers. In Tamil Nadu, five people have died and 12 were injured due to flood-related events. As per media, 33 deaths have been reported so far. The State Disaster Response Force, National Disaster Response Force along with Indian Air Force, local police, revenue and fire services personnel have launched a rescue operation to trace missing people. (ECHO, 22 Nov 2021)

Floods, caused by heavy rain, river overflow and dam failure in Andhra Pradesh have led to an increase in the number of casualties. According to the Indian National Emergency Response Centre, 32 people died, and 30 individuals are missing. Approximately 57,970 people have been evacuated to relief centres, and more than 74,500 persons have been affected across four Districts of Andhra Pradesh. About 3,700 houses sustained damage to various degrees. (ECHO, 23 Nov 2021)