Just between June and July this year, 89 people died and 278 families were affected by landslides around the country; 17 lost their lives after being hit by thunderbolt and 77 families were affected. Similarly, three died and 93 families were affected by floods. Just this week, 59 people died by landslides and two from flood, 137, 123 and 29 families were affected by landslides, heavy rainfall, and floods respectively associated with extreme events.

IN PICS: Bagmati in full force

July 20, 2020 20:04 pm

KATHMANDU, July 20: Most parts across the country have witnessed heavy rainfall for the last few days. As a result, water level in major rivers and streams reached beyond the danger mark on Monday.

Bridge connecting Dhading and Chitwan collapses

GUWAHATI, India/KATHMANDU, Nepal, July 19: Nearly four million people in India’s northeastern state of Assam and neighbouring Nepal have been displaced by heavy flooding from monsoon rains, with dozens missing as deaths rose to at least 189, government officials said on Sunday.

MYAGDI, July 10: At least 11 people are missing in flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall at Dhaulagiri Rural Municipality-6 in Myagdi district on Friday morning.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, July 9:  Two people died and at least 20 others have gone missing in flash floods triggered by incessant rainfall in three different settlements along the Bhotekoshi Corridor in Sindhupalchowk district at around 1 am on Thursday. The swollen river and other local streams as a result of the incessant rainfall throughout the night have swept away as many as 33 houses.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, July 9:  As many as 16 houses were swept away by floods triggered by incessant rainfall in two settlements along the Araniko Highway in Sindhupalchowk district at around 1am on Thursday.

TOKYO, July 5: Deep floodwaters and the risk of more mudslides that left about 20 people confirmed or presumed dead hampered search and rescue operations on Sunday in southern Japan, including at elderly home facilities where more than a dozen perished and scores are still stranded.

Myagdi landslide kills two

June 10, 2020 10:00 am

MYAGDI, June 10: Two persons died after being buried in a landslide triggered by a flash flood at Raghuganga Rural Municipality-6, Kotgaun, here in the district on Tuesday night.

TOKYO, Oct 26: The death toll from torrential rains that caused flooding and mudslides in eastern Japan reached 10 on Saturday, with three others missing, public broadcaster NHK reported, just two weeks after the region was hit hard by a powerful typhoon.

BAJHANG, Sept 9: The district hospital of Bajhang and private medical centers have been jam-packed with the patients of viral infections. Most of them are from the rural villages and have high fever. According to the medical superintendent of the district hospital, Sandip Okheda, viral fever has gripped the people here for the last two weeks. "Hundreds of people are coming to the hospital for treatment. The situation is chaotic," he said. "People are getting sick due to the changing season, consumption of dirty water, the recent floods and so on," he added.

RAUTAHAT, Aug 24: Locals are worried about possible flooding and inundation again during the next monsoon season as the Indian authorities in the area bordering Rautahat district have started quietly repairing an embankment that was largely responsible for flooding and inundation on the Nepal side of the border last month.

SARLAHI, Aug 22: Even six weeks after massive flooding in the district, neither the government has collected any details on the losses caused nor have the victims been provided any relief.

DANG, Aug 21: Dang district does not so far have any menace from the landslide. But, it is facing higher risks of flooding.

MAHOTTARI, Aug 21: Binod Khadka, a local of Bardibas municipality-1 has yet to remove the debris brought out to his house by the flood-fed Ganante rivulet on last July 16.

RASUWA, Aug 20: A flood in Khalde of Uttargaya Rural Municipality-5 of Rasuwa wreaked havoc displacing 260 households in the area on Sunday evening.

DOLPA, Aug 16: Trekking route to Dolpa based Phoksundo Lake has been disrupted as floods swept away the wooden bridges over the rivers along the way.

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: The Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation has demanded more than Rs 300 million to reconstruct those infrastructures damaged caused by the flood in July this year.

BENGALURU/MUMBAI, August 14: Floods and landslides have killed more than 270 people in India this month, displaced one million and inundated thousands of homes across six states, authorities said on Wednesday after two weeks of heavy monsoon rains.

GALESHWOR, August 14: Altogether 2,150 households in Myagdi district are at high risk of landslide and flood.

Water flow rises in Mahakali

August 6, 2019 14:25 pm

KANCHANPUR, Aug 6: Water flow in the Mahakali River is on the rise following the incessant rainfall since Monday night.

RAJBIRAJ, Aug 3: Farmers are worried after the floods of July 13 and July 24, which inundated more than 3,000 hectares of arable land in the district.

KATHMANDU, July 29: Floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains in the first week of July have caused Rs 3.59 billion worth of agricultural loss in Province 2, according to a report prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD).

Source of sorrows

July 29, 2019 02:00 am

When floods and inundations wreak havoc in Nepal’s Tarai plains and elsewhere the issue raised every year is about illegally built structures—dams, embankments, roads etc.

GAUSHALA, July 27: A total of 4,571 houses have been completely damaged by floods in Mahottari.

BUTWAL, July 27: Putting the blame on floods, pesticide clearance, and the confusion related to implementation of Vehicle Consignment Tracking System (VCTS), traders in the district have raised vegetable prices exorbitantly.

POKHARA and MYAGDI, July 27: Last Wednesday, flooding in the Lachthawang and Dhurma rivers invited chaos in Gurja. Although, the rivers flowing from Gurja mountain of Dhaulagiri Rural Municipality saw unusual flooding, the disaster hardly caused any destruction in the area as the locals had made early preparations for the disaster and were expecting it.

KATHMANDU, July 25: Amid complaints that disputed causeways and embankments constructed by India along the Nepal-India border have been causing inundation across the tarai districts, Former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has stressed the need for diplomatic dialogue with India for resolving the inundation problem.

KATHMANDU, July 24: Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa has said that all three-level governments are actively involved in relief, rescue and rehabilitation of the victims in all flood and landslides-hit areas.

LAMJUNG, July 24: At least four people have been killed in the flood in Dordi River of Lamjung due to incessant rain on Wednesday. The flood has left huge damage in the infrastructure of the hydropower project.

DHAKA/MUMBAI, July 24: Onion prices in Bangladesh have doubled over the past two weeks after floods ravaged the crop and as imports from top supplier India became expensive after New Delhi withdrew incentives for overseas sales, industry officials told Reuters.

DHAKA, July 24: Severe flooding has killed at least 61 people, displaced nearly 800,000 and inundated thousands of homes across a third of Bangladesh, government officials said on Tuesday, after two weeks of heavy monsoon rains.

HETAUDA, July 24: Heavy rainfall since last night has gripped Makawanpur once again, causing obstructions to some of the roads.

KASKI, July 22: Flood has again caused damages to the diversion that was constructed over Bijayapur to connect wards 14 and 26 of Pokhara metropolis – the main entrance to the Gandaki State capital Pokhara.

GAUHATI, July 20: Officials say the death toll has risen to 152 in monsoon flooding in South Asia as millions of people and animals continue to face the brunt in three countries.

BANEPA, July 20: A nursery farm growing Kiwi fruit sapling in Thapagaon of Banepa municipality-10 has suffered damage worth one million rupees due to floods triggered by heavy rainfall.

LAHAN, July 19: The Siraha District Health Office has launched free mobile health camp, targeting the areas largely affected by recent monsoon floods. Basbitta and Sarswor of Siraha municipality-6 and Kalyanpur rural municipality-3 were mostly affected by the flooding.

RAJBIRAJ, July 19: After a high-level aerial inspection of the flood-affected areas led by former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal drew widespread criticism, a photo showing the provincial ministers' "night inspection" of the Koshi Barrage control room has gone viral.

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KATHMANDU, July 18: As many as 90 people so far lost their lives in landslide, flood and inundation across the nation due to incessant rainfall that took place last week, according to the National Emergency Operation Centre of the Home Ministry.

KATHMANDU, July 18: About 452 thousand people from 90 thousand families have been affected due to flood, landslide and inundation triggered by monsoon rain in various districts of the country.

DHAKA/GUWAHATI, July 18:  One of Bangladesh’s main rivers breached an embankment, flooding a northern district and forcing thousands from their homes, an official said on Thursday, as the toll from monsoon rains in neighboring India climbed to 97 in two flood-hit states.

BARDIBAS, July 18: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has urged all to involve in rescue and relief operation of the flood and inundation affected people.

RAJBIRAJ, July 18: A jumbo team of sitting and former ministers on Wednesday visited the flood-hit areas of Saptari to take stock of the relief work.

MAHOTTARI, July 18: Floodwaters have affected over 100,000 school children in Mahottari district, with 60 percent of the schools inundated and likely to remain closed for a long spell due to extensive damage.

Lessons to learn

July 18, 2019 02:00 am

Since the devastating floods and landslides triggered by incessant rains last week ravaged the settlements in various parts of Nepal, mainly in the Tarai plains, political actors have risen up to help the flood-affected people.

GAUSHALA, July 17: Some two dozen road sections of Mahottari district have been damaged due to a massive flood in the past week.

KATHMANDU, July 17:  International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has expressed concern over the havoc wreaked by the monsoon-triggered floods and landslides that hit different parts of South Asia.

DHADING, July 17: The flood caused by incessant rains entered the under-construction Huaxin Narayani Cement factory, incurring losses worth millions. The factory site is located at Talti of Benighat Rorang-2 in Dhading district.

KATHMANDU, July 17: Are we learning any lessons from past natural disasters? Very little, if any.