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Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Heavy rains continue to affect India

Por olimurs.92

21 people lost their lives in the past month due to heavy rains in India. The situation has alerted the authorities because it is expected that the outlook in 2018 is similar to last year when more than fifty people died and almost two million persons were affected by the meteorological phenomenon.

It is a total disaster! The rains have hit mainly the northeastern part of the Asian country. According to information provided by the State Assam Disaster Management Authority of India, the constant rainfall has caused ten deaths in less than a week. The main causes of deceases have been the floods in the first place and landslides in the second position. The organization, likewise, announced that more than 548,000 people have been affected in 719 localities in six districts of the region.

Karimganj district has been the hardest hit of all with a total of more than 230,000 people affected. Up to now, 225 camps have been authorized by the Government, where about 160,000 people are staying there. On the other hand, 212 aid distribution centers were created for the victims in that place. The rains have also had a devastating effect on the agricultural areas of India. For example, in Maipur, approximately 3,947 hectares were damaged, while in Assam another 2,186 hectares of agricultural land were affected.

In addition, according to the latest data released by the Directory of Assistance and Disaster Management (DRDM) in that Indian state, since the beginning of the rains 7 people died from the floods and one is missing. Also, 180,000 people in 304 locations have been affected in different ways by weather adversities, of which 60,000 are in one of the 174 assistance camps opened in the region.

These meteorological incidents are common in the South region of Asia in the time of most intense monsoon rains, which are the months of July and August. In the countries of that region, the phenomenon usually leaves hundreds dead and millions of persons affected. Only last year more than a hundred people died and almost two million were affected by the floods and rains that fell between the beginning of June and the middle of July in the northeast of the Asian country.