Massive floods in Uttarkashi district, many feared dead (August 2012)

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#16 Aug 4th, 2012, 16:13
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Sad news

Pardon my ignorance but am supposed to leave for GovindGhat-Ghangaria-VOF on the 10th, is that route also affected ?
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Just seen some pics on Doordarshan news. Looks really bad.


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#18 Aug 5th, 2012, 11:55
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Floods

Any news about Dodital, Agoda and Bewda. Any trekker stuck at Dodital?
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Living in himalayas, IM member...she also lives in uttarkashi i recall. Any news for her well being?
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Originally Posted by nandadevieast View Post Living in himalayas, IM member...she also lives in uttarkashi i recall. Any news for her well being?

I hope she fine as she lives well beyond affected area.
From my family I hear that electricity supply is severely disrupted and internet could also be cut.
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Hi Everyone, thanks for your concerns about me, I am well and so is my family and home. As Ajay said, we live way up the mountain so we were not affected by the flood. There was no electricity for three days and that was the only problem we faced. BSNL apparently lost a tower so the BSNL mobile connection in and around the town is patchy. Idea and Airtel saved the day. Road to Dodital is severely affected as several bridges have collapsed. This happened a week before. Sangam Chatti was swept away with hardly anything surviving there. The loss of life was less as people were alert and ran up. Assi Ganga has flooded thrice in the past month or so. The first flood caused a massive slide and created a lake in the river. This was in the beginning of July THe second flood originated further up the river from Sangam Chatti and took away most of Sangam Chatti and the sheds and shops around it. This was a week before the third flood when both Bhagirathi and Assi-Ganga flooded simultaneously and wreaked havoc on our lovely little town. Several people I know are effected. Sorry to see what has happened.
Ajay, good to know your family is safe and well.
Food and other supplies are severely effected as the NH was down for a week when a portion of the highway collapsed after the flood when the receding water undercut it. The Highway open two days ago. NaluPani just after Dharasu Bend has been a sore for a few years now and continues to give grief, holding up the traffic. Road via Lambgaon is open as they had deficient rain. Seems we got all the defecient monsoon from across the country up here. There is little food to be had.

Travel advice is that do not come here unless you want to contribute in the rebuilding process, or help the people. Will keep all of you updated about the conditions here.
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#23 Aug 9th, 2012, 11:17
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Ajay can you tell about where she was living mean the village name or place name , it is near to gangori or further?
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Originally Posted by man2025 View Post Ajay can you tell about where she was living mean the village name or place name , it is near to gangori or further?
She has already replied in post above your's.

She stays somewhere up in mountains, almost more than half kilometer above the asi ganga river in gangori.
I hope i am correct, livinhimalaya may answer it better.
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Man, you could have asked me that yourself. I posted on two threads this mornign and you were a part of the discussion in both!!
Yes Ajay you are correct, I live way up from Gangori, Pata Bend to be exact!
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Originally Posted by livinhimalayas View Post Hi Everyone, thanks for your concerns about me, I am well and so is my family and home. ......

Travel advice is that do not come here unless you want to contribute in the rebuilding process, or help the people. Will keep all of you updated about the conditions here.

Nice to hear livinhimalayas that you are all ok.
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Nice to hear livinhimalayas that you are all ok
Very much agree. The media seems to be quickly forgetting the devastating floods, as is their way. The affected people don't have that luxury.

I don't have anything more material to offer than good wishes, I'm afraid...
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Originally Posted by livinhimalayas View Post Man, you could have asked me that yourself. I posted on two threads this mornign and you were a part of the discussion in both!!
Yes Ajay you are correct, I live way up from Gangori, Pata Bend to be exact!
Glad to know that you and your family are OK though that does not get the devastating images of the fury out of our minds. Any news about Agoda,Bebra,Mahji ? There has been cloudburst and land slide in Kerala 2 days ago taking the lives of 9 persons.Sometimes i feel that nature is having a sort of revenge upon us, but the tragedy is that the begetters of this over exploitation of nature remain unharmed away by all these.
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Originally Posted by livinhimalayas View Post Hi Everyone, thanks for your concerns about me, I am well and so is my family and home. .
Nice to hear about well being of you people up there.
You people are at right altitude.

Btw news is again telling about heavy rains and above danger mark of bhagirathi.
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xx cross posted with Nick at post # 27 xx
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