THE DISASTER at UTTARAKHAND in 2013

THE REASON FOR THE DISASTER !!!!!!...

The disaster was caused by an interaction between the early monsoon flow and a mid-latitude weather system. Prevailing atmospheric circulation over northwest India was conducive to the transportation of huge amounts of moisture from the Arabian Sea to the region. The mid-latitude weather system provided an adequate dynamical mechanism for intense precipitation. Adequate forecast for heavy to very heavy rainfall over this region was issued by the Earth System Science Organization — India Meteorological Department (ESSO — IMD), the national weather agency in India.

THE PLACE WHERE THE FLOOD WAS SEVERE !!!!...

According to figures released by the Uttarakhand State government, more than 5,000 people were presumed dead. Destruction of bridges and roads trapped more than 100,000 pilgrims and tourists in the valley. The largest impact was at the temple town of Kedarnath, which saw the height of the annual pilgrimage season.

During the prolonged rain spell, more than 20 inches of rainfall was recorded in theregion.

GLOBAL WARMING ??!!!..

It is not possible to link any individual weather or climatic event to global warming. However, in the recent past, such occurrences have happened very frequently over South Asia. The 2010 Pakistan floods and the 2005 Mumbai deluge are two cases in point. Studies show that there has been a 50 percent increase in extreme rainfall over the past 50 years in India. This suggests a substantial increase in flood-related hazards in the rain-affected regions.

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THE STEPS TAKEN BY THE GOVERNMENT !!!...

The Supreme Court asked the Centre and Uttarakhand government to step up rescue operations to evacuate people caught in flash floods in the state.

The Centre and state government, meanwhile, filed theiraction taken reports (ATR) in which they submitted that all possible efforts are being made by them to rescue the stranded people.