Saturday, July 4, 2009
Rainfall data of Jun2008/2009 and an update on the landslide scenario
On 02/03July2009, Kalimpong subdivision was lashed by torrential rains totally 114mm over a 12 hr period. The landslide update is as follows:-
a) NH31A from Siliguri to Gangtok was cut off at 4 places and communication on this highway was restored only in the afternoon on 03Jul2009.
b) About 1000 people were affected by landslides.
c) 81 homes were fully damaged
d) 90 homes were partially damaged
e) 1 person died at Barbot near Nimbong.
Comments by Praful Rao
Rainfall data obtained from Compuset, Darjeeling. Photo of NH31A by Mr Kundan Yolmo. My thanks to both.