2005 Gujarat flood
The 2005 Gujarat floods, during the monsoon season, affected the state of Gujarat, India, that included 20 districts (out of 33), with 10 of them severely affected. 117 of the 225 Tehsils (Talukas or mandals), 11 cities were included, and more than 7,200 villages inundated, with up to 10,000 affected. The cumulative 505 millimetres (19.9 in) of rain left approximately 176,000 people homeless during the flooding that included the drowning of a rare Asiatic lion from the Gir wildlife sanctuary. At least 173 people were killed in the flooding.
A brief time-lineEdit
|last week of,
|Heavy down-pour on many parts of Gujarat|
|June 30||the state was put on high alert, the army on standby|
|July 1||All trains on the Ahmedabad-Mumbai line are cancelled|
|July 2||Death toll reaches to 123, more than 250,000 people evacuated|
|July 7||Rain stops, order is restored slowly in some parts of the state|
|July 8||Trains resumes operations, but under restrictions and caution|
|July 11||Overall infrastructure damage and loss estimated to be over USD 1.7 bn.|
Districts of southern Gujarat are worst affected.
|July 13||As per the latest report total number of deaths due to floods in the state reach up to 173. |