Overall Orange alert Flood
in India

Flood impact summary

This flood is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID: 1100129
Deaths: 103
Displaced: 287585
Region: Uttarakhand, Chamoli
Countries: India
From - To 06 Aug - 13 Aug
Known identifiers for this event:


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Impact Assessement as of 11-08-2019

SENDAI Indicator A N Country Location Info
death 6 India Chamoli
death 88 India Kerala
death 9 India Odisha
missing 50 India Malappuram
SENDAI Indicator B N Country Location Info
affected 50837 India Odisha
displaced 287585 India Kerala
SENDAI Indicator C N Country Location Info
houses destroyed 10 India Chamoli

Satellite Observation


Timeline of revisions

For accessing reports of previous advisories, please click on the advisory number in the table below.

IDAlert ColorPopulation affectedStart DateEnd DateSource
1 6 deaths 11 Aug 2019 13 Aug 2019 FloodList
2 88 deaths and 287585 displaced 07 Aug 2019 07 Aug 2019 FloodList
3 9 deaths 06 Aug 2019 06 Aug 2019 FloodList

Flood polygons

This polygon (translucent blue with a blue border) is drawn by the analysts recording the flood event. It is meant to include all the areas reported as affected, by official source or the media. It does not represent the area actually under water.

Microwave flood detection

Flooded area, as detected in microwaves by the Global Flood Detection System of the JRC, based on NASA TRMM/GPM observations. This system has a rather low resolution (of 5-10km) but is not affected by clouds.
For more details, see http://www.unisdr.org/files/9622_LBNA23303ENC002.pdf.
The areas with a flood signal along the coast are an artefact of the system and should not be considered.

Optical Flood detection

Flooded area as detected in optical wavelengths by NASA/MODIS, known as "MODIS Flood Product". Data are made available by NASA GSFC Flood Mapping Project, http://oas.gsfc.nasa.gov/floodmap/index.html. Resolution of 250m, heavily affected by cloud cover.