Several Villages inundated in southern Nepal

Several Villages inundated in southern Nepal

Due to continue rainfall in different parts of the country, about 100 thousand people have been affected in last two weeks. Nepal Red Cross Society's (NRCS) disaster situation report informed that 19 thousand eight hundred families in 19 districts have been severely affected in the period. 64 people lost their life in flood and landslide. 44 are injured and 16 are missing. At least one thousand nine hundred families are displaced due to damage of their house. Two thousand nine hundred houses are either partially or fully damaged. Jhapa, Sunsari, Morang, Saptari, Siraha, Sarlahi, Bara, Palpa, Sindhuli  Bankey and Dang are among the worst affected districts.  Four hundred and 28 Red Cross Volunteers including District Disaster Response Team(DDRT) members, First Aiders and National Disaster Response Team (NDRT) members were deployed for immediate response.

 

Statistical  Situation: Summary  of  effect of flood/landslide

(28-Jun-17 to 12th August)

Situation

No.

Dead (persons in number)

64

Missing (persons in number)

16

Injured (persons in number)

44

Displaced Families

1894

Affected Families

19819

Situation of Houses

Completely destroyed

728

Partially destroyed

2153

Support

 

Non Food Relief Items set distribution

268 families

Tarpaulin distribution

438 families

Ready to eat food distribution

599 families

Volunteers deployed (persons in number)

448

 

Water level Crosses danger level

Most of the rivers across the country have crossed danger mark due to incessant rainfall since last 48 hours. According to the Metrological Forecasting Division (MFD) of Nepal Government, the rainfall will continue for some more days and the water level in the rivers will increase more.

Flood and landslide caused by incessant rainfall for past two days have damaged lives and houses in eastern middle and western southern part of the Nepal. More than 4,000 houses in several villages have been inundated and 30 people died over the last 48 hours across the country.

NRCS Disaster Management Department Head Mr. Dharma Raj Pandey Said, "The affected areas in many districts are inaccessible due to poor communication connection, disruption on transportation and power cut. Rescue efforts are even challenging in many areas due to incessant rain."

Details of situation is yet to come.

Red Cross in Action in 48 hours

Red Cross people are supporting high authorities and other local organization to send alert message to the locals urging them to stay alert.

About 150 NRCS volunteers are mobilized in past two days in all affected areas together with local security forces to rescue and evacuate people in safe locations. NRCS volunteers are engaged in search and rescue, and also to distribute ready to eat food to the affected families at local level. 706 displaced families received Non-food -Relief -Items and some others got ready to eat food and safe drinking water managed by Red Cross.

NRCS NFRI set includes following items: Tarpaulin-1 pc, female Saree-1 pc, Male Dhoti- 1 pc, suiting cloth-3.5 meters, printed cloth-7 meters, Plain cloth-2 mtr, Terri-Cotton cloth-4 meters, Kitchen utensils-1 set, water bucket-1 pc, Nylon rope-10 meters and Plastic packaging bag-1 pc.

28 National Disaster Response Team Members (4 in each province) are on standby to deploy anytime and 15 trained staffs from HQs are equipped to support to affected districts.

 

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