Nature has its own beautification and when it comes to take the revenge, it is really very frightening and deadly. After all, she is the mother nature. Natural Disasters are the calamities which can not be avoided but yes only precaution- measures and safety follow can help a bit. Here, it is presented to you a list of 10 deadliest floods problem in India, which has caused a great causalities and also the great loss of money, property and economy. The list is continued with :-
10.) 2008 Bihar Flood
Considered as one of the worst and the most disastrous floods in History of Bihar, a state over populated and densely occupied. Due to Koshi river break near Indo-Nepal border, the entire area was flooded on 18th August 2008. Affecting almost more than 2 million people, only in Northern Bihar with a total causality of 434 (the total bodies which were recovered till date.). The flooded and affected areas were Supaul, Araria, Madhepura, Saharsa, Champaran and Purnea.
9.) 2009 Indian Flood ( Entire India )
This was not a heavy causality causing flood but since its impact was nationwide, so being considered a national disaster, it tool areas of Karnataka, Orrisa, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra under its fright. At least 299 casualties were assumed to have. Number of relief centres were opened. But the thing which is to be mentioned is that there was a heavy loss of money and property.
8.) 2004 Bihar Flood
Being considered as a flood prone area, Bihar is again in the list because of 2004 flood which it suffered. It was stated that a total of 883 people lost their lives and more than 3000 animals were killed. One of the most horrifying disaster caused almost a loss of Rs. 1,03,049.60 Lakh. Rivers, primarily, Gandak, Kosi, Mahananda, Bagmati, Budhi had already crossed the red mark while on the other hand Ganga first time in its history crossed the red mark in Farrakka Barrage.
7.) 2005 : Maharashtra flood
This was the major and the most devastating disaster occurred in Maharashtra, mainly engulfing areas of Mumbai, Chiplun, Khed, Kalyan, Ratnagiri and Raigad. The main problem arose with the people on the road and which caused a traffic jam and with it came the loss of people. A total of 5000 people were reported for the death toll. The date 26 July 2005 has been marked as one the BLACK DAY in the history of Mumbai. Moreover, this flood is significant because a Movie was also made on it name as ” Tum Mile” featuring Imran Hashmi and Soha Ali khan.
6.) Morvi Dam Failure.
The Dam Failure occurred on 11 August 1979 near Machchu-Machchu dam and this flooding brought disaster along with it for the Rajkot District in Gujrat. Not an exact toll of total killed people was estimated but a fixed poll of 1800 to 15000 people were reported to be missing and dead altogether. The main reason behind the failure was the destruction of walls of dams for almost more than four kilo-meter. It has been listed in to the Guinness Book of Records as the worst dam failure in the history.
5.) 1987 Bihar Flood
Yet another entry to the list is Bihar flood 1987. It was a black day in the history when Koshi was flooded and this is why Koshi is also known as ” Sorrow of Bihar” (Biahr ka shok). A total of 1400 people were dead and more than 5000 animals were reported dead. A total of 67,881+680.86 (public+agricultural) lakh INR was the damage to the state. More than 29 million people were affected.
4.) 2007 South Asian Floods
It was a serial flood occurrences in South India. It lasted for more than 15 days in a row. Starting its wrath on 3 July 2007, the flood continued to destroy South India, and including nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan and Bangladesh. More than 2000 people were dead. 30 million came under its effect and a damage of 50 crores INR was reported. UNICEF described it to be the worst flooding of South India in living memory.
3.) 2010 Ladakh Floods.
It was 6th August 2010, when the series of natural disasters started to take place in Ladakh, a regional part of J&K (Jammu and Kashmir). It was accompanied with cloudburst, debris flows and Flash floods from Himalayan. Causality was less than 300 but a great loss of property was reported. Areas of Leh were also affected and it caused a loss of total Rs. 133 crores INR.
2.) 2012 Brahmaputra floods
This was another sorrow caused to Assam in recent years. In July 2012, Brahmaputra and its tributaries showed its wrath and since it was natural but it grabs a spot at number 2 and eye-catching event because the main area which was affected included Kaziranga National Park, a park which is the natural habitat of Rhinos. It cause a death of 540 animals including 13 Rhinos. The main reasons behind this calamity is the deforestation in the area of passing by of Brahmaputra.
1.) Gujarat Floods – 2005
This is considered to be the worst floods in the Indian History because it accounted for a loss of more than Rs. 8000 crore which cause a great financial and economical loss to the nation as well. This disaster took place in a row of days from 30th June to July 11. More than 123 deaths were polled and total of 250k people were evacuated. Many lost their families, home, places and took shelter under the open sky. Train services,Road Operations, Communications were all stopped due to such a high flooding. It was this great loss that Govt. of India deferred the deadline for filling of Income Tax returns. It was referred as a ” BLACK DAY ” in Indian History.