Uttarakhand Disaster: The disaster caused extensive damage to roads, bridges, residential and commercial buildings and crops. Animal damage also occurred. Many school buildings and other government buildings are also covered.
Disaster in Uttarakhand
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The disaster caused extensive damage to roads, bridges, residential and commercial buildings and crops. Animal damage also occurred. Many school buildings and other government buildings also came under its JD. According to the State Operations Center at the Secretariat, department-wise reports are being sought from districts to examine the damage caused by the disaster. Based on this the damage is estimated. According to reports received so far, 74 buildings were damaged in Nainital district, of which 19 buildings were completely demolished and 55 buildings were partially damaged. In Almora, 40 buildings were damaged, seven of which were completely demolished, while 33 buildings were partially damaged. Two buildings in Champawat were partially damaged.
In Udham Singh Nagar, four buildings were demolished in the past and 16 were partially damaged. In addition, seven huts along with 74 huts were washed away in the floods. So far 78 large animals, 30 small animals and more than 31 thousand chickens have been reported dead in the district. 15 buildings were damaged in Chamoli.
Damage is being assessed by sending department-wise damage reports from districts. The total damage will be assessed only after receiving reports from all districts. Currently ten to 12 branch reports are received. The damage was initially estimated at around Rs 900 crore.
– SA Murugesan, Disaster Management Secretary