Here's A List Of Emergency Helpline Numbers For The 2023 Monsoon Floods In India

Emergency helpline numbers for the 2023 monsoon floods in India.
Emergency helpline numbers for the 2023 monsoon floods in India.CNN

At present, North India is grappling with a catastrophe of epic proportions as devastating monsoon floods continue to wreak havoc across the region. Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, and Delhi remain in the grip of this relentless deluge. As the waters surge and landslides ravage the landscape, the toll on human life and infrastructure continue to escalate. So far, little has been done to contain this destruction.

As a primarily agricultural nation, we earnestly await the monsoon season. But this year, it would be an understatement to say that the monsoon rains have wreaked considerable havok and a dangerous storm has brewed as torrential rains clash with powerful western disturbances. The ensuing deluge has overwhelmed the region's rivers, triggering catastrophic floods and landslides. Climate change fueled by human interference, exacerbates the intensity and frequency of these extreme weather events, leaving communities perpetually vulnerable to nature's wrath.

Emergency helpline numbers for the 2023 monsoon floods in India.
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The human cost of this ongoing disaster is staggering. Lives are being lost, families shattered, and communities displaced as the floods persist. Class inequality casts a long shadow, as marginalized sections of society bear the brunt of the devastation. The impoverished and underserved find themselves most vulnerable to the wrath of the floods, lacking resources and infrastructure to cope with the disaster's aftermath. This stark reality underscores the urgent need for equitable disaster preparedness and relief efforts to address the inherent disparities that magnify the impact of such calamities.

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To date, at least 42 individuals have lost their lives to this year’s floods and landslides. The damage to infrastructure is colossal, with roads and buildings washed away, leaving behind a landscape scarred by destruction. Relocation efforts are underway, as thousands of people remain displaced from their homes, seeking shelter in temporary relief camps.

Tragically, even the guardians of our nation's safety have not been spared. The brave soldiers of the Indian army, deployed in ongoing rescue and relief operations, continue to risk their lives in the relentless pursuit of saving others. Their unwavering courage serves as a somber reminder of the selflessness and dedication of those who work tirelessly to protect and serve in times of crisis.

Emergency helpline numbers for the 2023 monsoon floods in India.
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In the face of this overwhelming adversity, it is our collective responsibility to come together as one nation and extend a helping hand to all those affected. The spirit of resilience and compassion must guide our actions as we provide ongoing relief, support, and resources to those who have lost so much. Let us rise above our differences; transcending borders, social barriers, and prejudices to stand in solidarity with our fellow human beings in their time of need. Here are some helpline numbers operating around the clock to provide relief to affected areas:

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh monsoon relief helpline numbers
Himachal Pradesh monsoon relief helpline numbersABP News


Delhi monsoon relief helpline numbers
Delhi monsoon relief helpline numbersDr. Shelly Oberoi


Punjab monsoon relief helpline numbers
Punjab monsoon relief helpline numbersNews Patiala

Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu & Kashmir monsoon relief helpline numbers
Jammu & Kashmir monsoon relief helpline


Chandigarh relief helpline numbers
Chandigarh relief helpline numbersChandigarh Administration


Please contact Disaster Operations Center number 1070 or 9557444486.

Uttar Pradesh

Please contact 1070, 1077, 112 or 0172-254938.


Please contact 1078.

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