caused heavy rains and flash flood in India
Sunday 1 July, 2007
2. WEATHER CONDITIONS
Since the onset of the monsoon season this year, heavy rains and floods
in India's southern, central and western regions have claimed at least
200 lives. During past 24 hrs (IST) 90.50 mm of rainfall was received in 4 districts
(Bharuch, Surendranagar, parts of Vadodara City and Surat including Padra,
Sankheda, Karjan Talukas)
Monsoon rains claimed at least 16 lives in Gujarat on Monday (1st
Jul) taking the statewide death toll to 63. Most victims lost their lives in
incidents of lightning, landslides or being swept away by rivers as the rains
continued to wreak havoc in the state's southern regions.
- According to officials, road and rail traffic has been disrupted as rainwater
inundated highways and railway tracks at several places in the affected
- Television reports showed several of the state's main highways and acres
of agricultural land submerged under water.
- At least 23 small and medium dams are overflowing due to heavy rains
in catchment area.
- 23,367 persons have been evacuated through 2 army boasts and helicopters.
- Official sources said 6,616 people were moved to safer places in Bharuch
district on Monday. Of them, 1,033 are from Padra taluka in Vadodara district
followed by 1,000 from Dhandhuka in Ahmedabad district and Mangrol in Surat
- 27 relief camps have been opened to house all the evacuees from 9 districts
of which 5 camps are in the district of Bharuch.
- Vadodara : 9 people missing
10 people were swept away by the Orsang river.
The eastern part of the city was cut off from the western areas after a
bridge, near the Vadodara railway station, was submerged under four feet
Also all major roads, a number of housing societies, commercial areas and bus depots
were submerged under knee-deep water.
- Kuctch: 7 people dead
7 people missing
- Ahmedabad : More than 2,500 people from Dhanduka have been shifted to high land areas as
heavy rains lashed the taluka on Monday (1st Jul).
- South Parganas : 6 people dead when their hut collapsed under heavy rains.
- Bhavnagar : 1,200 people have been shifted to safer areas.
- Bharuch : 175 people of Vilayat village of Vagra taluka (Bharuch) have
been shifted to safe shelters.
4. NUMBER OF VICTIMS (as
of July 03, 2007)
Dead : 63
Displaced : 23,367
6. GFAS RAINFALL INFORMATION
According to GFAS, daily precipitation exceeding 5-year return period was
observed around Indiafs Gujarat on July 03 (Fig.1).
GFAS Excess area map of 5-year return period precipitation (in red)
Please check GFAS page:
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