Overall Green alert Flood
in India

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

GDACS ID FL 1101410
Death: 12
Displaced: -
Countries: India
From - To 09 May - 17 May

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India - Floods and landslides, update (ECHO 19 May 2022)Thu, 19 May 2022 13:15

  • Heavy rainfall continues to affect northeastern India (in particular Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, and Nagaland States) and the neighbouring eastern Bangladesh (particularly the Sylhet Division) since 13 May, triggering landslides and causing river overflow and floods that have resulted in casualties and damage.
  • In India the death toll reached 16. Media report, as of 19 May, 8 fatalities in Assam (across Dima Hasao, Cachar, and Udalguri Districts), 5 fatalities in Arunchal Pradesh (across the Itanagar District) and 3 more fatalities in Meghalaya (across East Khasi Hills, and Ri-Bhoi Districts), mainly due to floods and lanslides. In addition, 4 missing people were reported across the aforementioned States. 
  • The flood situation has particularly deteriorated in Assam. Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) report, as of 18 May, 662,385 people affected and nearly 40,000 displaced in 27 districts of the State.  
Jammu and Kashmir, India, May 2022Local media reported a sudden downpour caused a brick kiln to collapse, killing 3 people in Budgam district in the Indian-administered union territory of Jammu and Kashmir on 09 May 2022. Strong winds were reported elsewhere in the region causing damages and one fatality.Wed 11 May 2022FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
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Articles: 34 | About casualties: 5 | Last hour: 0

Sylhet, Sunamganj: Troubles mount as more areas flooded2022-05-19T20:45+0200.

Police said three children were killed and eight other people injured by lightning strikes in Sundarpahari village of Sunamganj's Tahirpur upazila yesterday while they were harvesting peanut in a field submerged in flood water. According to
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Flood worsens, batters people in north-east Bangladesh2022-05-19T19:55+0200.

The continued onrush of water from upstream kept filling power sub-stations that authorities tried to drain after two or three days of their closure. Power was restored to some flood-affected areas in Sylhet City Corporation but with chance
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Flood worsens, batters people in north-east2022-05-19T19:32+0200.

A pickup van carries a boat on a road inundated by water of the River Surma in Shahjalal Upashahar area in Sylhet city on Thursday. — Sony Ramany. Frequent thunderstorms, extreme rain and a massive flash flood have left the residents of the
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Nearly 60 million people forced to flee homes in 20212022-05-19T09:49+0200.

Conflicts and natural disasters forced tens of millions to flee within their own country last year, pushing the number of internally displaced people to a record high, monitors said today. Some 59.1 million people were registered as interna
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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),