India Floods 2017

Humanity Road activated its disaster desk on August 2, 2017 as a result of significant flooding in India. During the 2017 monsoon season in India, parts of the States of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal have been affected by heavy rains, flash floods, and rain oriented calamities. A reported 508 persons have lost their lives, 24,811 cattle heads have perished, 63,215 houses/huts have been damaged, and about 2.8 lakh hectares of crop area have been affected. source

Glide number: 2017-000084

The western states of Gujarat and Rajasthan and the northeastern state of Assam have been hit especially hard. In Gujarat in western India, more than 200 people have died, and 450,000 have been affected by the floods source. Around 13,000 people trapped have been rescued by the NDRF, NGO’s and local authorities, and nearly 50,000 people have been evacuated. The worst affected districts are Banaskatha and Patan. source

In Rajasthan, as of 28 July, 15 people were killed in rain-related incidents, 640 were rescued, and 2,225 were evacuated. Many villages in the districts of Jalore, Sirohi, Pali, and Barmer were surrounded by water with no road connectivity. The situation has been gradually improving. source

In northeast India, a second wave of floods that occurred in Assam in July has affected over 1.7 million people across 26 districts. As of 30 July, 83 people have died, and 86,223.19 hectares of crops have been damaged or destroyed. As of 13 July, 123 relief camps and 259 relief distribution centres were operational. source In Manipur, flood levels are above normal, and roads have been cut off by landslides. About 3,000 families and 27,000 livestock have been affected. source

Needs include safe drinking water, sanitation, water purification units, bleaching powder, soaps, healthcare, trauma counseling, hygiene kits, tarpaulins, tents, household items, sanitary napkins. source1, source2.

Situation Reports

Emergency Phone Numbers and Help Lines

Gujarat State

  • Gujarat Emergency Helpline Number: 079-23251900. Source
  • Banaskantha Helpline: 02742-253909. source

Rajasthan State

  • Rajasthan Emergency Helpline Number: 0141-2227296. source

Assam State

  • Assam Emergency Helpline: 0361-2237219 / 2237460 source
  • Toll free: 108, 1070
  • Helpline: 1079

Manipur State

  • Manipur Emergency Helpline: 0385-2451100. source

Mizoram State

  • Mizoram Emergency Helpline: 0389-2342520. source

Arunachal Pradesh State

  • Aurunachal Emergency Helpline: 8257891310. source

Social Media Accounts and Websites of Interest

Event Hashtags: #GujaratFloods, #RajasthanFloods, #NEFloods2017, #AssamFloods

Other hashtags: #Manipur, #AssamFloods2017, #AhmedabadRains, #ManipurFloods