More than 400 people became victims of heavy rainfall caused floods in the current rainy season. The current season started on the 8th June with a delay of a week from the usual for the last years date.
By estimations of weather forecasters, the precipitation in this season will meet the medium-term norm. However, precipitation is unevenly distributed across regions. So, in the state of Madhya Pradesh to date, precipitation was 40% above the norm.
The floods occurred in 30 of 51 district of the state, and the death toll was over 100 people. A large number of victims recorded in the Northern States: more than 80 people were killed in Uttarakhand, at least 73 in Uttar Pradesh. Also seriously affected the state of Bihar, although there is precipitation fell 16% below normal, and the state of Rajasthan. As a result of the floods about 500 thousand people were forced to leave their homes.