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17 Apr 2019 | 08:04 AM UTC

India: Flash flooding kills 31 in northern India April 16

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Storms and flash flooding kill at least 31 people in northern India as of April 16; further damage and flooding possible in coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/17/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/19/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION India, Gujurat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan


Intense storms and resultant flooding caused at least 31 deaths in northern India as of Tuesday, April 16. The storms killed at least 16 people in Madhya Pradesh state, six in Rajasthan state, and nine others in Gujarat state. The weather system is set to move east, affecting Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Bihar, and West Bengal states, along with lesser effects in neighboring states, which may cause further damage. Flooding and associated disruptions, including road closures and infrastructure damage, are possible. 


Individuals in India are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate flooding and related disruption to transportation, infrastructure, and commercial activity, and remember that walking or driving through running water may be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) is enough to knock over an adult.


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