NATURAL DISASTER

UTTARAKHAND TRAGEDY 2013

INTRODUCTION TO THE TRAGEDY!

  • From 15th to 18th June 2013, Indian State Of Uttarakhand received heavy amount of rainfall which was about 373% more than the benchmark rainfall during a normal monsoon. 16th & 17th June 2013 was the day in which many innocent lives were taken.
  • Uttarakhand has a total area of 53,484 kmsq of which 93% is mountainous & 64% is covered by forest.



  • Two of India's largest rivers, The Ganges & The Yamuna, originate in the Glaciers Of Uttarakhand.




  • The Rudraprayag district, home to the Kedarnath shrine has seen 8 major monsoon-related disasters in the last 34yrs.

REASONS FOR THE DISASTER?

  • Due to the continuous rain, The Chorabari Glacier melted & this triggered the flooding of the Mandakini Rivers
  • However, the true causes of the epic tragedy is growth of tourism & unplanned construction.
  • One of the main reasons for the disaster could be Global Warming.

Some Of The Snapshots!

CONSEQUENCES: HUMAN LOSS!

  • According to the official records 400 houses were completely destroyed & 265 were damaged.



  • 4,200 villages were the victims of the flood.




  • 6,000 people were dead, 10,000 were injured & 1,00,00 were stuck in the valley.

CONSEQUENCES: ECONOMIC LOSS!

  • Major roads, telephone towers were destroyed due to which communication with outer world was lost.



  • 20,000 crores loss was reported, which may be in the form of cars,roads,houses etc.

STEPS TAKEN BY THE GOVERNMENT & LOCAL COMMUNITY!

  • The Army, Air Force, Navy, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) , Border Security Force , Natural Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Public Works Department & Local Administrations worked together for quick rescue operations.





  • Thousands of Soldiers were deployed for the rescue missions.




  • Helicopters were sent to rescue people but due to the rough terrain, heavy fod & rainfall rescuing them was a challenge.




  • Indian Army showed extreme levels of courage in saving the people.
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