June brings much desired monsoon and unwelcome disasters

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The month of June brings monsoon to most parts of  India, China and Bangladesh. The month also sends the signals of warning with a few disasters. Lets take this alert and be prepared! The attached URL may provide useful resources for disaster contingency planning.

 

Here is a list of of few disasters occurred in different parts of the region in the month of June 2011;

 

A. China

 

  1. China's official inform that that 279 people died in natural disasters in June and another 93 had gone missing, as the country was hit by floods, mudslides and earthquakes.
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    http://reliefweb.int/node/423443

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  2. Over 2,600 people stranded in flash flood in south China
    In the last week of June, a flash flood triggered by days of heavy rain submerged a low-lying town in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, trapping more than 2,600 residents in their homes for two days, No casualties have been reported. Residents are traveling on home-made rafts on the flooded streets to fetch daily necessities. People whose homes are completely lost or seriously damaged have been evacuated to temporary shelters, local officials said.
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    http://reliefweb.int/node/423575

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  3. Tropical storm affects 5,100 residents in south China province
    BEIJING, June 24 (Xinhua) -- tropical storm Haima, which landed on the coast of south China's Guangdong Province have affected some 5,100 people and forced the evacuation of 800 inundated 600 hectares of farmlands and destroyed 139 houses .Guangdong has suffered direct economic losses of 9.4 million Yuan (around 1.45 million U.S. dollars) from the tropical storm.
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    http://reliefweb.int/node/422248

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  4. 21 killed, 37 missing in heavy floods in China
    Wednesday 08 June, 2011. 21 people killed, 37 others reported missing, economic loss of 1.34 billion yuan (USD 207 million) in floods, 801 homes destroyed, further 4,813 homes damaged and 13,000 hectares of crops and vegetables affected.
    Source: -
    http://nidm.gov.in/PDF/DU/2011/June/08-06-11.pdf

  5. Wednesday 08 June, 2011.
    An earthquake measuring 5.3 degrees on the Richter scale hit a northwestern region of China on Wednesday followed by two moderate aftershocks. Two major aftershocks measuring 4.2 and 4.1 degrees respectively on the Richter scale also struck the same site. No casualties or damages were reported.
    Source:
    http://nidm.gov.in/PDF/DU/2011/June/08-06-11.pdf
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  6. 11 die, two missing amid new round of rains in SW China
    CHENGDU/GUIYANG, June 23: A new round of downpours battered southwest China has left 11 dead and two others missing.More than 100 houses collapsed and some 316,000 mu (21,067 hectares) of farmlands were submerged as a result of the rain, which resulted in direct economic losses of 65 million Yuan (10 million U.S. dollars).
    Source:
    http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2011-06/20/c_13940264.htm

 

B. India

 

  1. Mild earthquake felt in Delhi, parts of north India
    IANS | Jun 20, 2011, 02.35pm IST
    NEW DELHI: Mild earthquake which measured 4.6 on the Richter scale were felt Monday in parts of North India, including New Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh. The epicenter of the earthquake was in Chamoli region of Uttarakhand. No immediate report of any loss of life or property.
    Source: -
    http://nidm.gov.in/PDF/DU/2011/June/20-06-11.pdf
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  2. Storm kills 10 in India, 33 fishing boats missing
    Jun 17, 2011: KOLKATA — ten people died and 33 fishing boats went missing on Friday during monsoon storms in eastern India which flattened hundreds of homes and flooded the city of Kolkata, officials said.
    Source:
    http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gkZeAi5xlyJ5ActuUy_CNM484p2Q?docId=CNG.9357e94c5e1b5b9c66704795b6233e28.711 

 

 

C.  Bangladesh

 

  1. Bangladesh landslide toll rises to 17
    CHITTAGONG,Bangladesh — The death toll from a rain-triggered landslide in the last week of June in the the Bangladesh port city of Chittagong has risen to 17, as five more bodies were pulled from the mud. The victims were buried while sleeping in their tin-roofed shanty houses in the southeastern city's Lalkhan Bazaar slum. Twelve bodies -- mostly women and children -- were dug out on Friday after three days of heavy rains triggered the landslide, with the mud burying at least seven houses.
    Source:
    http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hr6oE3uC883LMrBpmLnWtSAIedQg?docId=CNG.57be51753c3f85d87257862e943e11df.8a1

 

(List compiled by Ms. Smriti Bajracharya, ICIMOD)