2009 India floods

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2009 India floods
Duration July 2009
Fatalities At least 299
Areas affected
India: Karnataka, Orissa, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra

The 2009 India floods affected various states of India in July 2009, killing at least 36 people in Orissa and 13 in Kerala. The most affected states were Karnataka, Orissa,[1][2][3][4] Kerala,[5] Gujarat[6] and North-East Indian[7] states.

Floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains killed at least 36 people in the eastern Indian state of Orissa alone and inundated half a million homes.[2] On 13 July, seven people were killed and many others missing when a bus fell into a rivulet after being swept away by flood waters in Nayagarh district in Orissa. Nayagarh is 87 km from the Orissa state capital, Bhubaneswar.[8] The world famous Sun Temple at Konark is also water-logged, causing hardship for tourists.[9] The most flood affected districts in Orissa are Nayagarh, Cuttack, Ganjam,[10] Keonjhar, Koraput and Kandhamal.[1]

Several parts of Kerala were affected with the torrential rains with losses amounting to crores of rupees. At least 13 people in Kerala state are reported dead due to floods in the state.[11] The most affected districts of Kerala are Kannur,[12] Ernakulam,[13] Kozhikode,[14] Kollam[15] Thrissur,[16] Malappuram, Wayanad, Kasaragod and Alappuzha districts.[17] A number of relief camps are opened throughout the state.[13] The Revenue Minister of Kerala state, K. P. Rajendran at Kozhikode has convened a meeting on 20 July 2009 to review the damage caused by rain. District Collectors and officials of the various departments of Kasaragod, Kannur, Wayanad, Kozhikode, Malappuram and Palakkad districts are likely attend the meeting.[18]

Over three lakh people have been hit after incessant rains in Assam[19] and other north eastern states of India.

At least 10 people, including four children and two women, were killed and nine others injured on 27 July 2009 when a wall collapsed due to heavy rains in the satellite township Noida of the national capital of Delhi.[20]

Losses and damage[edit]

State No of deaths reported Losses ( in Rupees)
Orissa 36[4][21]
Kerala 13[11][17]
Delhi 10[20]
Karnataka 178[22]
Andhra 37[22]
Maharashtra 25[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Orissa Death toll in Orissa floods rises to 27". The Indian Express. 20 July 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Flash floods kill 36 in India, displace thousands". Reuters. 20 July 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "Death toll in Orissa floods rises to 15". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Flash floods kill 36 in Orissa, displace thousands". The Indian Express. 20 Jul 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 
  5. ^ "Rain weakens, loss put at Rs 224 crore". Mathrubhumi. 20 July 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 
  6. ^ "250 flood victims shifted to safety". The Times of India. 19 July 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 
  7. ^ "Monsoon floods displace 200,000 in north-east India". Earthtimes.org. 3 Jul 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 
  8. ^ "Seven dead as bus swept away by flood waters in Orissa". thaindian.com. 14 July 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 
  9. ^ "Torrential rain triggers second flood in Orissa". The Times of India. 19 July 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 
  10. ^ "Flood situation grim in Orissa, death toll rises to 33". orissadiary.com. 19 July 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 
  11. ^ a b "Rains claim 13 more lives in Kerala". The Deccan Chronicle. 19 July 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 
  12. ^ "Rain: Kannur suffers loss of Rs. 52 crore". The Hindu. 18 Jul 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 
  13. ^ a b "Heavy rain: 720 take refuge in relief camps". The Hindu. 20 Jul 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 
  14. ^ "No let-up in rain in district". The Hindu. 18 Jul 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 
  15. ^ "Rain havoc continues in Kollam". The Hindu. 20 Jul 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 
  16. ^ "Monsoon rage: 7,644 people shifted to relief camps". The Hindu. 20 Jul 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 
  17. ^ a b "Rain death toll 13". The Hindu. 20 Jul 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 
  18. ^ "Meeting to review damage". The Hindu. 20 Jul 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 
  19. ^ "Over 3 lakh hit, Assam flood situation grim". Rediff.com. 3 July 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 
  20. ^ a b "Heavy rains lash Delhi; 10 killed in Noida". The Hindu. 28 July 2009. Archived from the original on 30 August 2009. Retrieved 28 July 2009. 
  21. ^ "Floods in Orissa claim 36 lives". NDTV. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 
  22. ^ a b c "Rain fury claims 240 lives in 3 states, millions affected". Indian Express. 5 October 2009. Retrieved 5 October 2009.