1 Dead and 2,000 Displaced in Madhya Pradesh Floods

Yet another Indian state, this time Madhya Pradesh, is struggling with heavy monsoon rain and the ensuing floods. Heavy rain has been falling in the region since Monday 21 July 2014.

Odisha and its neighbouring state, Chhattisgarh, have seen at least 5 people killed in flooding incidents over the last few days.

Now it is the turn of Madhya Pradesh where floods have displaced around 2,000 people so far and have moved to one of the many temporary relief camps that have been set up. The worst affected districts in the state include Burhanpur, Harda, Balaghat and Betul. One person, believed to be a young man, was killed after he was swept away by flood water in Betul.

Around 1,000 people have been displced by floods in Burhanpur district after the Tapti river broke its banks on wednesday 23 July 2014. In Harda, several smaller rivers have overflowed, blocking roads and flooding three villages, forcing around 500 from their homes. Arond 9 villages in Balaghat have been severely affected by the floods.

Rainfall Figures – 24 Hour Period between 23 and 24 July 2014

  • Indore – 75.4 mm
  • Bhopal – 61 mm