paragraph writing on uttarakhand flood disaster
In June 2013, a multi-daycloudburstcentered on the NorthIndianstate ofUttarakhandcaused devastating floods and landslides in the country's worst natural disaster since the2004 tsunami. Though parts ofHimachal Pradesh,Haryana,DelhiandUttar Pradeshin India, some regions of Western Nepal, and some parts of WesternTibetalso experienced heavy rainfall, over 95% of the casualties occurred in Uttarakhand. As of 16July2013, according to figures provided by the Uttarakhand government, more than5,700people were "presumed dead."This total included934local residents.
Destruction of bridges and roads left about 100,000 pilgrims and tourists trapped in the valleys leading to three of the fourHinduChota Char Dhampilgrimage sites.The Indian Air Force, the Army and paramilitary troops evacuated more than 110,000 people from the flood ravaged area