Floods - 2006

Preparedness helps Bengal tide over floods
Preparedness for a calamity is commonplace in the area that is some 20-kms from the main town in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district. The area has not gone under water yet. But nearly half of the district is flooded.

Unicef support brightens up faces in Kawas, Barmer, Rajasthan
A flood relief team from UNICEF had reached the affected area along with State Head of UNICEF, Satish Kumar and the Programme Officer Meenakshi Singh.

UNICEF flood supplies save lives
A serious situation still persists in at least 7 districts of Orissa, severely affected by floods. This was the fifth phase of flooding in the state, the first of which was reported in the second week of July.

Children, the most vulnerable
When flash floods hit the Thar Desert of Rajasthan two weeks back, the devastation did not discriminate between the rich and poor, the young and the old. But it found the children the most vulnerable.

Flash rains in the desert cause havoc in Rajasthan
In the midst of Thar desert large parts of Rajasthan have been inundated with flash flood from 100 hours of freak rains. The district of Barmer is the worst affected, struggling to cope up with the floods.

Millions affected in Orissa floods
Lying on the floor of a congested relief camp, Pratima Biswal (32) waits for the return of her husband Saroj, who went missing in the flood waters.

They can make a difference
3rd of July 2006 saw the people of Mumbai holding their breath and keeping their fingers crossed. Heavy rains that was lashed the city had stated inundating low lying areas and water was slowly but steadily submerging some of the lifelines of the city.

Floods bring life to stand still in AP
The annual event called flood is back in Andhra Pradesh. Incessant rains and overflowing rivers in the AP coastal districts have affected almost half a million people in the state.

Monsoonal floods swamp large parts of India
The monsoons, crucial to the country’s agriculture driven economy, have triggered floods across the agricultural and industrial heartland of India since the weekend.

Millions of women and children affected by unprecedented floods in Surat
No drinking water, no food, no milk, no electricity and no telephones”. That’s how most of the residents have spent the last four days in Surat known as the Diamond City located in the south of Gujarat State.

 

 

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Flood Situation in India

Floods overview in India
Millions affected in Orissa Floods
The floods in Coastal, Northern and Southern Orissa have affected thousands of villages forcing at least 200,000 people out of their homes.