Inter Agency Coordination (IAC) Committee meeting was held on 22nd September 2014 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm at Sphere India office.
The Key Agenda of the meeting:-
I. To discuss the progress in setting up of coordination structure in J& K
II. To share the updates on JRNA
III. To discuss on URS matrix and advocacy issues
IV. To discuss on in-depth sectoral assessment planning
I. To open a platform for multi-stakeholder coordination meeting by involving donors (DFID,
USAID & ECHO), corporate and other stakeholders
IAG Kashmir Coordination Meeting was organized at Action Aid Office, Hyderpora, Srinagar, Kashmir for J&K floods on 17th September 2014, Time:2:30 pm to 5:00.
The Key Agenda of the meeting:-
I. Follow up on collection of information based on assessments done by various agencies. II. Starting the Joint Rapid Needs Assessment Process in Kashmir.
An ‘Emergency Coordination Meeting’ was held on 15th September,2014 at CEET, Jammu to take stock of current situation in Jammu Region and to decide next joint course of action and Joint Rapid Needs Assessment.
Heavy monsoon rains began on September 2, 2014 in Jammu and Kashmir region leading to heavy flooding. On September 3, a border security officer and five others were killed in landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy rain the Jammu region. The Jammu and Kashmir government sounded a flood alert for the state on September 4 after three days of incessant rain had flooded 23 villages. By September 6 the flooding was recognized as the worst in 50 years and the death toll had risen to 150. (September 11, reports claim that it is the worst flood in 109 years). Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Omar Abdulla, estimated on September 6 that 390 villages were inundated. The Prime Minister declared a national emergency on the 7th of September.
Recent floods and continues rainfall in Jammu and Kashmir has left nearly 200 people dead and 23,000 people have been evacuated to safer places but over 7 lakh people are still stranded in Srinagar only. Many roads have been washed away and damaged. Landslides triggered by heavy rainfall and floods in the Pancheri area of Udhampur have trapped about 40 people under the debris. Nearly 25 houses were buried in the landslide.
- Situation Report-2: Jammu & Kashmir Floods
- National Disaster Management Flood Situation Report, 2014: MHA, Govt. of India
- Govt. of India, Press Information Bureau
- India Meteorological Department
YouTube Video : Rescue Operation on Jammu & Kahmir Floods
After continuous spell of rain, flood waters breached embankments in many low-lying areas in Kashmir, including the summer capital Srinagar, forcing people to move to safer places. River Jhelum, Chenab and many other streams have been flowing above danger mark.
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Continued torrential heavy rainfall in different parts of the State in Odisha has posed flood situation in the Mahanadi, the Baitarani, the Budhabalanga and other rivers. Many districts in the state have been affected by the flood while Gajapati, Subarnpur and Boudh are the worst affected and put on high alert. Hon’ble Chief Minister, Odisha took a review of the situation in a high level meeting at 11.45 AM today.
Read for more information : Situation Report-1 Flood and Heavy Rainfall in Odisha
About 9.95 lakh people have been affected due to this phase of heavy rain and flood commenced on 3 August, 2014. As on date, 398 villages with population of 241658 are marooned. 139023 people have been evacuated and 429 free kitchens are running to provide hot meal to them.
Read for more information: Situation Report-2 Flood and Heavy Rainfall in Odisha