India | Flood | 12/July/2020

The incessant rain in Nepal has triggered flood alert in Bihar. Several rivers in North Bihar like Bagmati, Kamla, Gandak among others are now overflowing because of the rain. Due to this, the chances of potential flooding has increased in districts like Muzzafarpur, Sitamadi, Motihari, Madhubani and Betiya. (Source: https://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india/nepal-heavy-rain-causes-flood-alert-in-bihar-633517)

India | Flood | 12/July/2020

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, over six lakh people are affected in 1,109 villages and localities across 20 of the state’s 33 districts. The standing crop affected was in areas of over 46,000 hectares. The floodwater breached river embankments and damaged bridges and roads in some districts. Almost all major rivers such as Brahmaputra, Burhi Dehing, Disang, Dhansiri, Jia Bharali, Puthimari, Beki and Gaurang were flowing above the danger level at several places. The authorities set up 92 relief camps in nine districts where 8,474 people were taking refuge. Personnel of the National Disaster Response Force and State Disaster Response Force were engaged in rescuing the marooned. (Source: https://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2020/jul/11/assam-flood-situation-worsens-death-toll-rises-to-42-2168438.)

 

India | Flood | 03/June/2020

Cyclone Nisarga will make a landfall as ‘severe cyclonic storm’ close to Alibaug, 94 km south of Mumbai this afternoon with a wind speed of 100-110 km per hour gusting to 125 kmph. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said it will affect the coastal districts of Maharashtra, including Mumbai, Gujarat and other neighbouring states. Airlines have cancelled flights to Mumbai.

India | Flood | 20/May/2020

A cyclone alert has been sounded in West Bengal and Odisha as AMPHAN intensified into an “extremely severe” storm overnight, the weather office said. It is expected to make a landfall in Bengal on Wednesday. “The very severe cyclonic storm ‘AMPHAN’ (pronounced as UM-PUN) over central parts of South Bay of Bengal moved north-northeastwards with a speed of 13 kmph during past six hours, intensified into an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm,” a statement by the India Meteorological Department or IMD read.