SitRep 20
1800 Hrs 4/1/2005

No.32-5/2004-NDM-I

Government of India  
Ministry of Home Affairs

 

Subject:    Tsunami impact (26th December 2004) in A & N Islands, UT of Pondicherry and other States of Tamil Namil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala 
- Relief, Rehabilitation and other follow up measures

 

         The Tsunamis have caused extensive damage in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, the States of Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu and UT of Pondicherry. 97 aftershocks of intensities between 5.0 to 7.0 on Richter scale have been reported so far. The death toll is now at 9575. This is likely to go up once confirmation regarding 5801 missing persons/feared dead (as per preliminary survey) in the Nicobar Group of Islands is received. The details of deaths, missing and relief camps are in Annexure I. The details of damage to crops, dwelling units and population affected are in Annexure-II.

      

2.    An Integrated Relief Command (IRC) for the Andaman & Nicobar Groups of Islands has become operational and coordinating relief and rescue. Three Central Teams under overall supervision of Secretary (BM), Ministry of Home Affairs have left on 4th January 2005 to visit Tamil Nadu, AP and Kerala for assessment.

 

3.    The focus is on relief, rescue and rehabilitation in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Disaster Management teams have been constituted in 12 Islands by the A&N administration where the relief efforts are now concentrated. The teams have representatives of the Department of Revenue, Agriculture, PWD, Police, Fishery, Animal Husbandry and Civil Supplies. There are no reports of any law and order problem in the context of relief operations in any of the Islands . Retrieval and burial/cremation of the dead bodies is going side by side. The Central Para Military Personnel are helping in this regard. All the Islands have been surveyed and relief supplies have started reaching. The Islands with small population namely Bamboka, Chowra, Pilo Millow, Tilanchang and Trinket in Nicobar have been totally evacuated. The Diesel Gensets have been made available and have been distributed to different Islands . All the affected Islands are provided with satellite telephones and point-to-point communication established including police wireless system. Three Jetties; one each at Car Nicobar, Nancowry (Kamorta) and Nancowry (Champin) are fit for operations.

 

4.    Relief materials (226 MT food items, 248 MT drinking water, 61 MT medicines/disinfectant, 7798 tents, 26563 torches, 635 Gen. Sets, 82 Pump sets) have been delivered so far. The status of relief materials movement is in Annexure-III.

 

5.    1737 personnel of Central Para Military Forces including specialists Search and Rescue Teams have been made besides the efforts of Armed Forces. These personnel are engaged in evacuation of people to safer places, disposal of dead bodies, road clearance, relief distribution etc. 80 Doctors and 20 nurses of Central Institutions are deployed in various Islands . 

 

6.    The detailed situation report is in the Annexure IV.

 

7.    The situation report can also be viewed at Web www.ndmindia.nic.in.  

 

 

 

(S.K. Swami)

Director (NDM.I)

Tel: 23092698/Fax 23093750

Mobile : 9811061089

       


ANNEXURE-I

MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS

NDM DIVISION

Human lives lost in the wake of Tsunami/ Tide Wave in the Bay of Bengal- 26th December 2004

 

Name of States/ UT/

Districts/Islands

Human lives

 lost

Total Persons missing including fishermen

Persons moved to safer places

No. of Relief

Camps/persons in the camps

A & N Islands

Neil

00

29

 

 

 

Car Nicobar

320

494

3637

8/NR

 

Chowara

39

110

09

 

 

Great Nicobar/Cambell Bay

71

16

816

NR/3912

 

Kondul

18

 

200

 

 

Kamorta

04

145

300

3/1500

 

Katchal

96

4657

100

3/3759

 

Little Andaman

37

12

2938

 

 

Little Nicobar

00

 

 

 

 

Nancowry

05

36

 

 

 

Pilmillow

230

 

 

 

 

Trinket

03

230

 

 

 

Terassa

01

52

 

NR/2068

 

South Andaman

08

20

1578

11/3993

 

 

Strait Island

00

00

29

 

 

Total

832 

5801*

9607

25/ 15232

Andhra Pradesh

Krishna  

27

 

 

 

 

Guntur

12

 

 

 

 

 

Nellore

20

 

 

 

 

Parkasham

35

 

 

 

 

West Godavari

08

 

 

 

 

East Godavari

03

 

 

 

 

Visakhapatnam

00

 

 

 

 

Total

105

11

34,264

 

People gone back. All 65 Relief Camps closed

Kerala

Kollam

130

 

 

 

 

Allappuzha

35

 

 

 

 

Ernakulam

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

170

 

22474@

35/ 222474

Name of States/ UT/

Districts/Islands

Human lives

 lost

Total Persons missing including fishermen

Persons moved to safer places

No. of Relief

Camps/persons in the camps

Tamil Nadu

Chennai

206

 

 

 

 

Cuddalore

603

 

 

 

 

Kancheepuram

128

 

 

 

 

Kanyakumari

817

 

 

 

 

Nagapattinam

5995

 

 

 

 

Pudukottai

15

 

 

 

 

Ramanathapuram

6

 

 

 

 

Tiruneveli

4

 

 

 

 

Thoothukudi

3

 

 

 

 

Thiruvallur

28

 

 

 

 

Thanjavur

24

 

 

 

 

Tiruvarur

14

 

 

 

 

Villupuram

47

 

 

 

 

Total

7890

 

473962

412/ 307939

Pondi cherry

Karaikal

471

 

 

 

 

Pondicherry

107

 

 

 

 

Total

578

106

70,000

48/ 6950

 

Grand Total

9575

5918

610307

@

520/552595**

 

*Information is based on the Survey being undertaken of inhabitated Islands .

 

** The variation is because some people have left relief camps and more camps have been opened in A&N Islands but number of persons is not reported.

 

@ The reduction is because some people have left relief camps.


 Annexure  -II

Ministry of Home Affairs

NDM Division

DETAILS OF IMPACT OF THE TSUNAMIS OF 26TH DECEMBER, 2004 - ON THE MAIN LAND STATES

 

Details

Andhra Pradesh

 

Kerala

Tamil Nadu

Pondicherry

Total

1

2

3

4

5

7

Coastal Length affected in Km

 

985

250

1000

25

2260

Penetration of water into main land in Km.

 

0.50-2.0

1-2

1-1.5

0.30-3.0

 

Average height of the tidal wave

 

5 Mtrs.

3-5 Mtrs.

7-10 Mtrs.

10 Mtrs.

 

No. of Villages affected

 

301

187

373

33

894

Population affected (in lakh)

 

2.11

24.70

8.85

0.43

36.09

Dwelling units

 

1557

17381

124227

10061

153226*

Cattle lost

 

195

NR

5477

506

6178

Cropped area (Ha)

790

NR

2589

792

4171

NR = Not Reported.

* There is increase due to increase in reported damage from Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

 

Note:-  The Tsunamis have caused extensive damage in Nicobar Islands ,  which will require more or less rebuilt/ reconstruction.

 

 

 

ANNEXURE-III

Ministry of Home Affairs

NDM Division

Overall Lifting Position

Total stock lifted as on 03.01.2005 at 0900 hrs

1000.54 MT( 620.54 MT by Air and    380 MT by Ship)

Total stock lifted as on 03.01.2005 at0900 hrs.

1377.34 MT(668.00 MT by air  and 709.34 by ship)

Stock planned to be  lifted as on 04.01.2005

200 MT (80  MT by air and 120 MT by Ship)

 

Status of Relief Materials Movement 

Item

Total resources mobilized (in MT)

Already Delivered (in MT)

-Upto 0800 hrs 3rd  Jan, 2005

Lifted/ Delivered on 3rd  Jan. 2005

Planned for dispatch/deliveryMT

Food items

285.61

226.01

23.60

59.60

Water

 

291.98

248.98

51.80

43.00

Emergency medicines/disinfectants

93.83

61.63

2.80

32.20

Tentage

389.65

188.95

0.90

200.70

Clothing

210.84

150.84

64.00

60.00

Lighting material

18.76

18.75

0.00

0.01

Diesel Gen. Sets./pumps

139.60

105.60

14.62

34.00

House hold items

5.50

5.50

2.00

0.00

Equip. & Machinery

459.09

371.09

218.09

88.00

Total

1894.85

1377.34

377.81

517.51

 

Status of delivery of High Priority Items

Item

Quantity already delivered

Dispatched/ delivered as on 03.01.05 at 0800hrs

Planned for dispatch 04.01.05

Water (MT)

249

52

50

Food Packets(MT)

19

14

15

Food Stuff (MT)

206

10

90

Small Tents (No.)

7157

18

300

Large Tents (No.)

641

0

50

Torches

26563

0

00

Generators

635

29

100

Pump Sets

82

7

10

 

 

Status of deployment of Medical Teams/Disaster Response Teams and Volunteers

Type (number of persons)

Mobilized

Deployed

Specialized Medical Intervention  Teams

148

148

Disaster Response Teams

2222

1944

Disaster Volunteers Teams

100

50

Total

2470

2142

 

No. of IA Transport Aircrafts made available as on:

                       

(i)  03.01.2005     : 5 IL-76,   1 AN-32, 1 Blue Dart Aircraft, 1 Alliance aircraft (MHA)

(ii) 04.01.05         : 3 IL-76,   1 Blue Dart Aircraft, 1 Alliance aircraft (MHA)

 

 

   

ANNEXURE- IV

No.32-5/2004-NDM-I

Government of India

Ministry of Home Affairs

 

Detailed situation report on the impact of Earthquake/Tsunami in Indonesia , A & N Islands and other coastal States- Relief, rehabilitation and other follow-up measures

ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS

 

ANDAMAN ISLANDS

 

Health: In Andaman & Nicobar Islands there are 2 District hospitals, 4 Community Health centers, 20 Primary Health Centres and 107 sub centers. There is a referral Hospital at Port Blair. DGHS and other senior officers of DGHS and ICMR are camping at Port Blair to review the medical relief activities. A team of 40 persons consisting of doctors, health administrator, technical experts, public health specialists are deployed by the Central Government to assist the State Government doctors to provide medical relief. In the 8 worst affected Islands 3 doctors have been deployed in Car Nicobar, 2 in Little Andaman, 2 in Katchal, 2 in Nancowry, 1 in Chowra, 1 in Teressa. 10 teams of psychiatrists are being sent to A & N Islands to treat the affected victims.

 

There are 11 civil medical teams at Port Blair, 3 at Hut Bay , 3 at Car Nicobar and 01 each at Nancowry group, Katchal and Campbell Bay . Defence personnel have also opened medical camp 01 at Port Blair, 02 at Car Nicobar, 01 each at Campbell bay and 01 at Hut Bay . Emergency medicines and disinfectants are being delivered on priority. 120 bed hospital is being operated on INS Magar, Civilians are being inoculated and Medical relief is under continuous surveillance by MoH.  Medical expert team led by DGHS has arrived in Port Blair for networking health efforts. No report of outbreak of epidemics has been received so far.

 

Water Supply:  80% pipeline water supply has been restored in Port Blair, 2 fresh water sources have been located in Little Andaman. Quarry Lake (2.5 Km) from Jetty have been connected by motorable road and Fire Tender is being used for supply.

 

Shipping:         Harbour at Port Blair is now fully functional and is receiving large ships. There are 49 Nos. of Jetties in A&N Islands . Of these almost half of them have suffered substantial damage. 25 Nos. are now operational, 14 are non operational and no information is available for 10 Jetties.

 

Civil Aviation:  Port Blair airport  which was damaged is now functional. The total air lift capacity from mainland to Car Nicobar and Port Blair has been augmented to 100 MT (Approx) and 20 MT by Civil Aircrafts.

 

Telecom:   The telephone facilities which were temporarily disrupted are functional. Police wireless has started working and ISRO has established satellite links and efforts are on to restore BSNL network in Little Andaman.

 

Power :            20 MW capacity in Port Blair is  severely affected and as per the assessment of NTPC and CEA,  repair  could be completed in four weeks time. The power supply has improved to 40%.  Pending operationalization of normal power supply, alternative arrangements are being made by deployment of DG sets etc.

 

Relief and Rescue:  Relief measures by UT Administration are continuing. 11 Relief camps have been opened in Andaman district. There is sufficient drinking water supply in Port Blair and water is being air dropped in other Islands . 11 more ships of Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways are scheduled from Chennai, Visakhapatnam and Kolkatta carrying the passengers and relief materials. The situation in various islands is stabilizing rapidly and life is returning to normalcy in Andaman district except little Andaman which was worst affected in Andaman District. 400 pieces of Poly Roll is being provided by West Bengal and dispatch  is being lined up. Indian Coast Guard has deployed 19 Ships, provided 67.3 MT of relief materials and has established 6 medical camps and provided medical relief to more than 2350 people. 6 MT water, 3 MT milk powder and 1 MT sugar was dispatched by Blue Dart Aircraft on 03.1.2005 from Karnataka for A&N Islands .

 

Deployment of CPMFs (Relief Teams)

 

Name of Islands .

CRPF

CISF

BSF

ITBP

Total

Car Nicobar

--

63

--

51

114

Katchal

 

 

254

 

 

254

Campbell Bay

150

--

--

--

150

Port Blair

699

16

123

237

1075

Hut Bay

 

144

 

 

144

Grand Total

849

223

377

288

1737

 

 

NICOBAR ISLANDS

 

Shipping:  All small harbours and jetties have been damaged and not possible to park any vessels. Efforts on to restore the facilities. Pending restoration of shipping facilities, the supplies are being airlifted.  Indian Coast Guards ships have reached Hut Bay and Cambel Bay with relief materials. Three Jetties; one each at Car Nicobar, Nancowry (Kamorta) and Nancowry (Champin) are fit for operations. Four Ships of Indian Coast Guard are deployed in relief and rescue operations.

 

Civil Aviation:  The airport is functional for Air Force flights for both An-32 and IL-76 flights. The link has been established on the small airstrip at Camp Bell Bay and the Dornier aircraft is operating.

 

Telecommunications: 31 Telephone exchanges have been made operational in A&N Islands . 22 satellite Phones are also operational. BSNL has deputed 6 teams of 18 people along with the equipments to establish point-to- point communication in these Group of Islands. Communication has been established in all affected islands through Police Wireless. 4 STD lines have been restored in Car Nicobar, Video link has been established by NIC. 01 Satellite phone is working in Teressa and Katchal. Telephone exchange has started functioning in Kamorta. ISRO video link is also functioning in Kamorta. Telephone links has been established in Great Nicobar. Restoration of landline and cell phone network is in progress. 30 channels connectivity restored in Great Nicobar, Campbell Bay and Kamorta.

 

Power:   There are 27 medium and small DG sets of which 20 had been washed away. The remaining 7 are operational and supply power to Car Nicohar, Kamorda and Cambell Bay . DG sets have been dispatched and are operational. 30 DG sets operating in Car Nicobar. Restoration of power at Katchal and Teressa will take some time as complete set up has been washed away.

 

Road:  Efforts for making road clearance between Little Andaman and Hut Bay is under progress. 22 Kms. road has been severely damaged and 2 bridges are damaged. Tractor Detour is being opened. 20 Kms. road opened from Air Field to Muse Jetty. Balance stretch needs major repairs and a team of Ministry of Surface Transport has reached and making assessment for restoration. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways have provided equipment, materials etc. for restoration.

 

Health:   The district hospital at Car Nicobar has been operationalized. The health teams consisting of 04 doctors each have been deployed at Hut Bay , Nancowry and Campbell Bay , specialists are working at Car Nicobar. In addition, 12 doctors from Maharashtra and 03 specialists from Andaman are also placed at Car Nicobar. 05 doctors and 02 staff nurses are deployed at Katchal, 5 nurses at Hut Bay , 11 Nurses at GP Pant and 5 at Campbell Bay . Civil medical teams are operational in Kamorta, Teressa and Katchal. 20 staff nurses have been deployed in worst affected Islands from Central Government Hospitals New Delhi. Additional 20 Paramedics have been deputed to assist the central medical teams. A Radiographer has been sent to Car Nicobar on the request of A&N Islands health authorities.

 

Water:  . 01 Drinking water well and 4 water point have been activated with DG sets in Car Nicobar. Temporary water supply through one army and one civil well has been resumed. Restoration work for regular supply is under progress in Katchal. In other islands water is available through wells/ springs and efforts are being made to restore piped water. Air dropping of drinking water is continuing in remote areas.

 

Rescue and Relief: Of the 38 inhabited islands, 30 islands are affected. Survey of all islands have been completed. The situation in Car Nicobar Groups of Islands is improving rapidly. 14 Ships of Navy and Coast Guards and 16 Aircrafts fixed wings/Helicopters have been pressed in to service for relief and rescue work. Mass cremation/burial of dead bodies is being undertaken on day-to-day basis. BSF Personnel have disposed off 150 dead bodies, moved 3000 persons to safer places and provided medical treatment to 210 persons in Katchal 1268 persons have been evacuated from Chowra. All dead bodies have been disposed off. Air dropping of  (food packets, Drinking water, emergency medicines, household kits, milk etc.) to affected Islands is continuing. 3 relief camps in Kamorta, 8 in Car Nicobar, 01 in Teressa have been opened. 4 adhoc camps have also been opened at Campbell Bay . Relief materials are being distributed with the help of Defence personnel, CPMFs and volunteers including some NGOs.

 

01 Relief Commissioner, 04 Special Relief Commissioner and 03 Special Officers have been deputed by the A & N administrations for coordinating relief and rescue operation. 2 IAS, 5 DANICS and 4 DANIPS officers have reached for assisting A&N administration. 80 BSF personnel also reached on 3rdJanuary 2005. 78.81 MT of relief materials from Karnataka are being dispatched on 3rd January by road to Chennai for onward shipment.

 

Supply of Petroleum Products (POL)

Full demand of POL products is being met. LPG stocks are being replenished on priority and additional 500 KL Kerosene has been released.  ATF at Car Nicobar at Car Nicobar has been tested and found that products meet the specification. 6 ATF re-fuellers are available for dispensing. A dedicated tanker (MT Harsha) carrying 1400 KL ATF, 450 KL SKO and 5000 KL HSD reached Port Blair in the morning of 4th January 2005 from Haldia,.  There is sufficient stock to cover Petrol  (30 days), Diesel (17 days), Kerosene (21 days), ATF (5 days at Andaman and 38 days at Car Nicobar) and LPG (11 days). LPG tanker is expected to reach Port Blair on 11.1.2005 with sufficient stock to last 75 days. A team of IOC is camping at Port Blair to monitor the stocks & supplies.

 

MAINLAND (ANDHRA PRADESH, KERALA, TAMILNADU, PONDICHERRY

 

Shipping:  All seaports harbors are now fully functional including for export consignments.

 

Civil Aviation:  All Airports are functional.

 

National highway:  All national Highway are functional. The Ministry of Surface Transport have constituted and deployed Field level teams in all affected States/UTs for assessment of damage and repairs.

 

Telecommunications: There was temporary disruption in telecom facilities in the coastal areas.  The telecommunication facilities have since been restored.

 

Supply of Petroleum Products (POL): Full demand of POL products is being met including LPG in the affected areas on priority. Additional Kerosene 10,000  KL each to Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, 7,000 KL to Kerala and 400 KL to Pondicherry has been released by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

 

Relief and Rescue:

 

Andhra Pradesh: the State Government is continuing the relief and rescue operation. 4 Coast Guards ships and 5 Naval ships helped in search and rescue.101 Stationery medical Teams, 72 mobile medical teams and 568 para medical teams have been deployed to provide medical aid to the victims. The situation has improved considerably and people have since returned to their homes from the relief camps.

 

Kerala:  Relief operations are continuing and Army, Navy and Coast Guards have been assisting the local administration. The priority being accorded to supply of fumigation and disinfectant in affected areas to avoid outbreak of epidemics. Roads have been cleared and supply of drinking has been restored.  Adequate medical arrangements have been made. State Government has deployed 224 doctors in the affected areas. The situation has improved considerably. 

 

Tamil Nadu:  Relief operations are continuing and Army, Navy and Coast Guards have been assisting the local administration. Two Chetak Helicopters, Two Dornier Aircrafts, Indian Naval ships and one Coast Guard helicopters were deployed at Nagipattnam. Union Health Minister is camping at Chennai and coordinating with the State authorities for providing medical relief and prevent outbreak of epidemics. 

 

Pondicherry :  Relief operations are continuing and Army and  Navy have been assisting the local administration. One ship of Coast Guard is also engaged in relief and rescue operations in Karikal area. 4,95000 food packets, 42000 water bottles, 26,371 Blankets, 28,742 Sarees, 25742 Dhotis, 25742 Towels and 275.62 MT of rice have been distributed to the victims till 3rd January 2005.

 

RELIEF ASSISTANCE FROM STATES

 

All States/ UTs have responded overwhelmingly and have contributed in the relief funds as well as have sent relief materials and personnel for assisting the affected States/UTs. A brief of relief materials sent/being dispatched from these States  to affected States /UTsis as under:

 

State

Relief Materials

Quantity

Karnataka

Food

Vegetable

Milk

Sugar

Water

Medicines/Disinfectants

Tents

DG sets

Clothing

 

54 MT

10 MT

3 MT

1 MT

55.28 MT

1.37 MT

500 Units

8 MT

0.94 MT

                Total: 133.59 MT

Maharashtra

Food

Vegetable

Water

Medicine

Tent

Clothing

Torches

DG sets

Hurricane Lamps

7.5MT

11.2 MT

20.50 MT

4.0 MT

8.0 MT

9.0 MT

6.0 MT

12.0MT

1.0MT

                 Total: 79.2 MT

Orissa

Food

Water

Medicine

Tent

DG sets

28 MT

7.3 MT

4 MT

10 MT

6.40 MT

                  Total: 55.7 MT

West Bengal

Water

Medicine

Tent

Blankets

Clothes

62 MT

0.20 MT

8.0 MT

11 MT

30 MT

             Total: 111.20 MT

Delhi

Water

Medicine

Bleaching Powder

Tents

Blankets

Torches

DG sets

21.2 MT

10.50 MT

10 MT

10.40 MT

12 MT

9.0 MT

39.40 MT

                Total: 112.50 MT

MP

Food

Medicine

Tent

Clothes

3.1 MT

2.0 MT

0.90 MT

1.0 MT

                   Total: 7.0 MT

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