Envoyé : mercredi 17 avril 2019 05:28
À : Corentin Decaen <;
Objet : RSOE EDIS – Event Report – Extreme Weather : [State-wide] State of Gujarat, India, Asia
Importance : Haute


RSOE Emergency and Disaster Information Service, Budapest, Hungary
Event report

April 17th 2019 03:26 AM – Extreme Weather – ST-20190417-67502-IND

Base information

EDIS Code: ST-20190417-67502-IND
Event date: April 17th 2019 03:26 AM
Category: Extreme Weather
Continent: Asia
Country: India
State: State of Gujarat
Location: [State-wide]
22.258652,71.1923805 (WGS84 decimal)

CAP Information

Category: Met - Meteorological (inc. flood)
Urgency: Past - Responsive action is no longer required
Severity: Extreme - Extraordinary threat to life or property
Scope: Public - For general dissemination to unrestricted audiences
Certainty: Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing

Event details

Tuesday afternoon saw a sudden change in weather with rains hitting many parts of the state. While it brought relief from the blistering heat, strong winds, dust storms and lightning strikes killed at least 11 people. A woman died under a falling live wire in Vasnava village of Viramgam block in Ahmedabad district. Three people were killed in Mehsana district, one by a falling tree and others by lightning while two each from Morbi and Banaskantha districts also died in lightning strikes. In Khakharabela village of Paddhari pocket of Rajkot district, a woman died when a tree fell on her. In yet another incident, a man was killed when an electric pole fell due to the storm. One person in Ashiya village under Dhanera block and another in Chala village were also killed. Two people died in lightning strikes in the villages of Wankaner and Morbi blocks of Morbi district. In Surendranagar district, a woman was hit by a broken railway barricade damaged in a storm. Due to low visibility resulting from a dust storm, a passenger died when a bus collided with another vehicle in Brahmanwada of Unjha district. In Ahmedabad, a tree was uprooted in Nehrunagar. At many places, hoardings and sheds were damaged. Due to a dust storm, air quality deteriorated considerably and overall AQI (Air Quality Index) in the city stood at 517.

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Corentin DECAEN


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