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Uttarakhand Flash Floods

UTTARAKHAND FLASH FLOODS NEWS

Uttarakhand flash floods: 134 still missing to be presumed dead, says govt

February 24, 2021 8:12 am

The Uttarakhand government has issued an order for issuance of death certificate for those who are missing a fortnight after the flash floods in Chamoli district.

Explained: How the Uttarakhand flash flood changed Alaknanda colour

February 24, 2021 12:53 pm

The muddiness, which persisted on Friday, is the result of suspended sand, clay, rocks, in the water, geologists and environment scientists in Uttarakhand said.

A green cover in the adjacent valleys of the glaciers is essential

February 19, 2021 9:18 am

The Himalayas are a divine entity. Let us not forget that its presiding deity, Lord Shiva, can be both benign and destructive.

10 days after Uttarakhand flood: What has been accomplished, what lies ahead

February 18, 2021 7:09 am

Uttarakhand flash flood: Only 58 bodies have been recovered from sites including the Tapovan tunnel, Raini village, and rivers so far; at least 146 people are still missing.

Uttarakhand disaster: Two more bodies recovered from Tapovan tunnel, toll 58

February 16, 2021 11:24 am

While one body was recovered past midnight, another was recovered around 2 am from the tunnel.

Uttarakhand flash flood: Nine found in tunnel died of suffocation due to drowning, says medical officer

February 16, 2021 8:09 am

During the postmortem of six bodies recovered from the tunnel a week after the flash flood, doctors have found water and mud inside the lungs and stomach of the deceased.

Uttarakhand disaster: Raging water destroyed everything that came in its way

February 14, 2021 2:02 pm

A week after a flash flood struck Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, The Sunday Express travels along the route of the devastation to find that as the raging water destroyed everything that came in its way — homes, projects, trees, lives — it left behind a few lessons, and several questions

Uttarakhand disaster: An early warning system for glaciers is needed

February 14, 2021 10:06 am

A relatively low-hanging fruit, but a very effective one, is to set up early warning systems that alert the downstream populations about an impending disaster. This has to be coupled with plans to quickly evacuate local communities to safer regions.

Uttarakhand disaster: Rescue teams start widening hole in Tapovan tunnel to reach trapped people

February 13, 2021 5:03 pm

A hole with a diameter of one feet will help send in a camera to ascertain their location and a pipe to flush out accumulated water from the tunnel, Ahirwal said.

Mindless ‘development’ could bring more calamities like Chamoli and Kedarnath floods

February 13, 2021 10:13 am

People do not want to risk their homes, fields, pastures, forests and rivers in the name of development. Most of such development work in the Himalayas is being carried out without an understanding of its fragility, seismicity, glacial behaviour, climatic changes and their collective destructive power.

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Uttarakhand flash floods: Drones, remote-sensing equipment being used to locate those trapped

February 10, 2021 1:26 pm

So far, 32 bodies have been recovered in the region, with over 170 people still missing.

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