Monsoon caused heavy rains and flash flood in India
Saturday 23 June, 2007
2. WEATHER CONDITIONS
Since the onset of South -West Monsoon during early weeks of June,
a deep depression had developed over Bay
of Bengal on 21st June(Thursday)
as reported by Indian Meteorological
The deep depression overcast areas located
west-northwest of Telangana region,
coastal Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, coastal and interior Karnataka, whole of Kerala,
Goa (Konkan), Lakshadweep and Madhya Maharashtra.
since Thursday night dumped almost 200 millimeters (eight inches)
on low-lying areas in three districts of the coastal state, causing rivers and streams to flood.
Mumbai, Maharashtra's capital and the country's financial hub,
received almost 300
millimeters of rain in the 24 hours up to Sunday morning, causing flooding
- Andhra Pradesh : 41 deaths including that of 8 fishermen still missing and 10 people dead
due to landslide was reported from districts of Prakasam, Cuddappa, Karimnagar,
Sirukakulam, Kurnool. East and West Godavari. Disrupted rail and road traffic has
returned to normalcy.
- Kerala: 52 people died in the past four days, and 13 houses collapsed and 422 damaged in
Thiruvanathapuram district, 9 persons reported to be injured. Breaches along seawalls
off the coast of Thiruvanathapuram and landslip were reported from Wayanad district.
- Karnataka: 39 deaths have been reported from districts of Belgaum, Madikeri, Bellary,
Shimoga,Gulbarga, Karwar and Koppal. State Highways in districts of Kodagu and
Raichur was closed for road movement due to overflowing of Maski dam and bridges.
In Udupi District rivers have crossed danger levels.
- Tamil Nadu: A flood alert has been issued to surrounding low lying areas of Siruvani
catchment area of Noyyal and Bhavani rivers in Coimbatore district.
- Maharashtra: 15 people died in house collapses from powerful storms and lightning
Landslides have occurred in three areas of Ratnagiri district. Water logging in low lying
areas of Mumbai Suburban areas has been reported.
※ These numbers of victims were quoted from both news sources AFP and UNDP.
4. NUMBER OF DEAD AND DISPLACED PERSON (as of June 25, 2007)
Dead : 157
Displaced : 100,000
6. GFAS RAINFALL INFORMATION
According to GFAS, daily precipitation exceeding 5-year return period was
around India on June 23 (Fig.1).
GFAS Excess area map of 5-year return period precipitation (in red)
Please check GFAS page:
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