India – Evacuations After Floods in Meghalaya

Heavy rain from Friday 21 April 2017 caused flooding in low-lying areas of the South West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya in north eastern India.

Local media report that around 20 people have been displaced from their homes. Flooding has caused damage to roads and agricultural land and fish farms in the area.

Flood Summary

Last updated: April 24, 2017
Event
Meghalaya, India, April 2017
Date
April 21 to April 24, 2017
Type
Flash flood
Cause
Extreme rainfall

Locations

A - Silkona
B - Bepari Para
C - Daspara
D - Kalaichar

Magnitude

Rainfall level
159 mm in 24 hours
Dhubri, Assam - April 21 to April 22, 2017
Rainfall level
65.4 mm in 24 hours
Tezpur, Assam - April 21 to April 22, 2017
Rainfall level
88 mm in 24 hours
Cherrapunji, Meghalaya - April 21 to April 22, 2017
Rainfall level
154 mm in 24 hours
Kailashahar, Tripura - April 20 to April 21, 2017
Rainfall level
162.5 mm in 24 hours
Dhubri, Assam - April 20 to April 21, 2017

Damages

Evacuated
20 people
April 21 to April 24, 2017
Additional

April 21 to April 24, 2017
Some damage to agricultural land, roads and fish farms