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30 Sep 2019 | 03:48 AM UTC

India: More than 110 dead following heavy rain and flooding in several northern states September 30 /update 1

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Heavy rain and flooding leaves at least 110 across several northern states as of September 30; further rains forecast in the coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/30/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/2/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, India, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Sikkim, Assam state, Meghalaya state

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Event

Officials report that heavy rain and consequent severe flooding across several northern states including Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Bihar, and Punjab, have resulted in the death of at least 110 people as of the morning (local time) on Monday, September 30. Inundated infrastructure has impacted transport services, healthcare services, schools, and power supplies. Disaster response teams are deployed in Bihar and other affected areas, and evacuated at least 235 people from Patna on Monday. On Sunday, September 29, the East Central Railway canceled dozens of rail services, and at least two flights were diverted from Patna due to low visibility. 

India's Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast rain to continue through Wednesday, October 2, with intermittent heavy rainfall in isolated areas. The IMD issued severe weather warnings for Monday in Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, and Meghalaya. Further transportation disruptions, including road closures and train delays and cancelations, and communication disruptions are expected in the coming hours and days.

Context

Heavy rain and flooding are relatively common during the summer monsoon, which usually hits India from July to September.

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports and to contact their airline for more information. Avoid areas directly affected by flooding, confirm road conditions and flight reservations before setting out, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities. Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters; 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.

 

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