Overall Green alert Flood
in India

Event summary

This flood can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1100529
Death: 11
Displaced: 3776
Countries: India
From - To 04 Jul - 13 Jul


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India - Monsoon rains update Wed, 15 Jul 2020 13:08

  • Rain and widespread flooding due to the Southwest Monsoon continue to affect most of the States of India. The death toll reached 413 people across 12 States, mainly in central, western, and eastern parts of the country.
  • As per daily report by the National Emergency Response Centre (NDMI), as of 14 July, 114 people were reported dead in West Bengal, 85 in Assam, 81 in Gujarat, 62 in Karnataka, 22 in Kerala, 16 in Arunachal Pradesh, 14 in Chhattisgarh, 8 in Meghalaya, 8 in Nagaland, and 3 across Punjab.
  • The same source reports more than 72,350 displaced people, and more than 6,500,550 affected people across the aforementioned States. In addition, more than 20,430 houses were damaged, of which around 2,500 fully damaged.
  • Over the next 24 hours, more heavy rain is forecast over most of the country, except over northern States. Locally very heavy rain is forecast over western, and northeastern States.
Bihar, India, July 2020Flooding in the state of Bihar in north eastern India has affected 218,000 people across 8 districts, as of 16 July. As of 16 July, rivers including the Adhwara, Kosi, Bagmati, Mahananda and Ghagra were at Severe Flood Situation (warning level 2 of 3) in 14 locations. However, many were showing signs of falling or steadying. As of 16 July, only the Bagmati river in Darbhanga district and the Gandak river in Muzaffarpur district were expected to rise further. Note: Although some rivers in Bihar have been high during much of July, state disaster management only reported affected populations from 13 July.Mon 13 Jul 2020FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (33), (1), NASA (7), DesInventar (4), WMO (1), INFORM (2),