floods strikes uttarakhand 2013 :'(

death minimun rate : 5,500 people

What is a FLOOD ?

Sometimes a river receives a lot of extra water, either from lots of rain or other natural disasters. When this happens, the water overflows from its normal path in the river bed and possibly onto dry land. This is called a flood

WHY ???

1) Natural reason

Due to heavy rainfall in Chorabari Glacier & this triggered the flooding of the Mandakini river. Led to heavy clouds in Gobindghat, Kedar Dome, Rudraprayag district in uttarakhand.

2) Man Made reason

  • tourism growth
  • rapid increase of roads, hotels, shops, multistory housing in ecologically fragile area's
  • unplanned construction
  • rapid growth of hydroelectricity
  • deforestation

Rescue Operation

  1. Helicopters for rescue
  2. ITBP jawans medicine distribution
  3. Food distribution in the IAF base camps
  4. Naval drivers sent by the Navy, Army deployed 10,000 soldiers, Air Force deployed 43 aircraft's & 26 helicopters

* Uttar Pradesh government : 25 crore

* Delhi,Haryana,Maharastra : 10 crore

* Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh,Chattisgrah : 5 crore each.

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