Overall Red alert Flood
in India

Event summary

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

GDACS ID FL 1100977
Death: 415
Displaced: 1358720
Countries: India
From - To 24 Jul - 02 Aug

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Bihar, India, August 2021The Disaster Management Division (DMD) in India reported on 11 August that flooding has affected over 250,000 people in the eastern state of Bihar over the previous few days. Rivers including the Ganges were above the danger mark in 15 locations as of 11 August. The Disaster Management Department in Bihar reported on 16 August that flooding has affected 2.7 million people and 2,176 villages across 15 districts in the state. The department said that as many as 12 people have lost their lives. Over 85,000 of those affected have moved from flooded homes to safer areas, many of them with the assistance of boat teams from the State and National Disaster Response Forces (NDRF).Tue 17 Aug 2021FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2022. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (33), (2), NASA (7), DesInventar (4), WMO (1), INFORM (2),