Uttarakhand Natural Disaster
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Natural causes of the disaster
- From 14 to 17 July, the state of Uttarakhand and the adjoining areas received heavy rainfall. This was about 375% more than the benchmark rainfall during normal monsoon.
- A multi day cloudburst centered on the North Indian state of Uttarakhand.
- This caused the Choraban glaciers to melt and the Mandagini river to erupt which led to heavy floods in Uttarakhand.
- rampant deforestation
- slope cutting
- blasting of rocks
- hazard disposal of debris
- riverbank destructions
- Rapid growth of hydroelectricity dams.
Destructions Caused by the disaster
- More than 5,700 people were "presumed dead
- Destruction of bridges and roads
- 100,000 pilgrims and tourists trapped in the valleys
- 365 houses destroyed;
- 275 partially damaged
- About 70,000 people got stuck
Steps taken by the government and local communities.
- The Army, Airforce, Navy, Indo-Tibetan Border, Police, Border Security Force, Public Works Department and local administrations worked together for quick rescue operations.
- Prime Minister of India (Man Mohan Singh) undertook an aerial survey of the affected areas and announced 1,000 crore aid package for the disaster relief efforts in the state.
- Several state governments announced financial assistance.
- Several thousand soldiers were deployed for rescue missions.
- Helicopters were used to rescue people.
Uttarakhand Flood Disaster Moments Caught in Camera