India Weather Alert Update

Updated on 14 August 2019



The Situation:

Severe rain and flooding continue in the states of Karnataka, Keral, Mahrashtra and Gujarat.

At least 255 people have been killed (88 in Kerala, 54 in Karnataka, 49 in Maharashtra and

31 in Gujarat) in floods and related incidents. Connectivity has been affected as several

states and national highways are damaged. 


The India Meteorological Department of Bangalore issued a yellow alert (be aware and

plan ahead for travel disruptions) to some districts of Karnataka for the next five days.


As rains are predicted to continue for the next couple of days, flash floods and mudslides

will continue to impact the region and may impact locals and rescue teams.


Possible Effects:

  • Heavy rainfall which could lead to continued or worsening flooding

  • Downed trees and infrastructure, hindering rescue/recovery efforts

  • Road closures and train delays

  • Cancelled or delayed flights

  • Power outages in homes and places of work


Mitigating Factors to Apply:

  • Monitor local news and weather media for updates

  • Allow extra time for travel

  • Avoid traveling through flooded areas

  • Keep extra bottled water in lodging

  • Keep electronics charged

  • Check with airline for possible flight delays or cancellations

  • Enroll in the Safe Traveler program (STEP) to receive warnings from the U.S. Embassy or your preferred alert system.



DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless

Disclaimer: LSDS gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.

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