Powerpoint TemplatesPage 2WHAT IS CLOUD BURSTINGA cloudburst is an extreme amount ofprecipitation, sometimes with hail andthunder, which normally lasts no longerthan a few minutes but is capable ofcreating flood conditions.Meteorologists say the rain fall rate equalto or greater than 100 mm (3.94 inches)per hour is a cloudburst. The associatedconvective cloud, can extend up to aheight of 15 km above the ground.
Powerpoint TemplatesPage 3HOW DOES CLOUDBURST HAPPENS ?Rapid precipitation from clouds ispossible due to precipitation process inwhich large droplets can grow rapidly bycoagulating with smaller droplets whichfall down slowly.* Precipitation is whenchemical reaction takes placein the formation of a solid in asolution or inside anothersolid during a chemicalreaction or by diffusion in asolid.
Powerpoint TemplatesPage 5Why are the hilly areasmore prone to cloud burst?The topographical conditions like steephills favour the formation of these clouds.And also the devastations, as waterflowing down the steep slopes bringdebris, boulders and uprooted trees withgreat velocity damaging any structurethat comes in their way.
Powerpoint TemplatesPage 6Can Cloud Burst bepredicted ?There is no satisfactorytechnique for anticipatingthe occurrence of cloudbursts because of theirsmall scale. A very fine network of radars is required tobe able to detect thelikelihood of a cloud burstand this would beprohibitively expensive.Only the areas likely toreceive heavy rainfall can beidentified on a short rangescale. Much of the damagecan be avoided by way ofidentifying the areas and themeteorological situationsthat favour the occurrenceof cloud bursts.
Powerpoint TemplatesPage 7WHAT CAN ACLOUD BURST DO ?•CAUSE FLOOD•CAUSE HUGE DISTRACTION•CAUSE DEFORESTATION•DESTROYS VEGETATION• LOSS OF TO HUMAN LIFE
Powerpoint TemplatesPage 9CLOUD BURST IN LEH LADAKH
Powerpoint TemplatesPage 10On 5th August 2010 around 12 mid night thewhole Ladakh was rocked by a devastatingmudslide due to cloudburst. The mostaffected areas are lower Leh and Choglamsarareas.Apart from these two places many othervillages were badly affected by the flood.The army was put into action for the rescueoperation. Both the civilians and the army areactively working to rescue all those stuckunder the debris.Many tourists are also volunteering in therescue operation.
Powerpoint TemplatesPage 11THE GREAT LOSS•300 PEOPLE WERE DEAD•470 PEOPLE WERE INJURED•1200 PEOPLE HOUSES WERE DAMAGED•92 PEOPLE STILL MISSING
Powerpoint TemplatesPage 12THE GREAT LOSS•Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL)•Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) camps•204 Crore Rupees (close to $ 50 million)•Loss of wealth from Foreign Tourist.
Powerpoint TemplatesPage 13DISASTER MANAGEMENTTEAM TO RESCUE• 41 columns of the Indian army are engaged in therescue and relief operations.•Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)•6,000 army men, and Central Reserve Police Force(CRPF)•THE INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP OF BUDDHISTYOUTH LADAKH (IFBYL)•Ladakh Ecological Development Group
Powerpoint TemplatesPage 14GOVERNMENT SUPPORTTO LADAKH• Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on 17.08.2010announced a Rs 125 crore relief packaged for the Lehcloudburst victims and said all houses destroyed bythe natural calamity will be reconstructed by thegoveronment.•A Fund of Rs 50,000 Fund to seriously injuredperson.•At the end of April 2012 the government was able togenerate funds of 350 crore with the help of NGO’sworldwide.