SPECIAL SITREP-35
1200 hrs. 18.01.05

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 coastal States of Tamil 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. Aftershock activity, which continued, has reduced gradually and there has been no aftershock of 6.0 and above magnitude on Richter scale after 9th January 2005 . The death toll is at 10,749.  The total number of missing persons is at 5640 of which 5554 are from A&N Islands , who are feared to be dead.  The details of deaths, missing and relief camps are given in the Annexure.  

2.         The first phase of relief and rescue operations is almost over. The State Governments/UT Administrations have already begun rehabilitation measures for the affected people in terms of providing temporary shelters who have lost their houses, providing wage employment, restore infrastructure etc. Detailed damage assessment of the infrastructure is being made and full restoration being planned.  

3.         The fishermen community has been worst affected and a comprehensive package is under consideration for rehabilitating the affected people by providing dwelling units, fishing boats, fishing nets etc. The concerned State Governments/UT administrations are also making efforts for early resumption of normal life. All schools have reopened in the affected districts of Andhra Pradesh. Most of the schools in the affected areas of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Pondicherry have also been reopened. All Relief camps have been closed in Andhra Pradesh and Pondicherry . People from relief camps in Kerala and Tamil Nadu have started going back to their villages.  

4.         In A&N Islands, the local administration has resumed normal functioning. Procurement of essential items for relief camps is being made locally. The provision shops and schools have started re-opening in Port Blair. Relief camps in A&N Islands are continuing and people are being provided cooked food. Sufficient food, water, medicines etc. are being provided and medical teams have been deployed in relief camps. The Nicobar Group of Islands would require almost rebuilding of dwelling units. Pending permanent housing arrangements, temporary shelters are being provided. Approximately 40,000 people in the relief camps in A&N Islands would be provided temporary shelters within next one month, much before the onset of monsoon. The Central Government is providing assistance and has dispatched 14386 small (five men) tents and 1226 large (ten men) tents to A&N Islands .  

5.         The efforts of the Ministries/Departments of Government of India in brief may kindly be seen at http://www.ndmindia.nic.in/tsunami2004/ministry.htm  

 

 

(S.K. Swami)
Director (NDM.I)
Tel: 23092698/Fax 23093750
Mobile : 9811061089

 


ANNEXURE

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

Population

(Total for A&N/Affected for others)

Human lives

 lost

Total Persons missing incldg fisher men

Persons moved to safer places

No. of Relief

Camps/persons in the camps

A & N Islands

Bambooka

55

00

17

00

Evacuated

 

Car Nicobar

20292

768

344

7791

85/15550

 

Chowara

1385

41

15

13

Evacuated

 

Great Nicobar/ Campbell Bay

7566

336

220

1687

14/4328

 

Kondul

150

38

 

 

Evacuated

 

Kamorta

3412

51

387

700

4/1476

 

Katchal

5312

345

4310

277

3/3228

 

Little Andaman

17528

52

15

4286

7/ 6569

 

Little Nicobar

353

43

 

 

Evacuated

 

Middle Andaman

54385

03

 

 

 

 

Nancowry

927

01

03

 

2/ 934

 

Pilomillow

145

163

 

 

Evacuated

 

Trinket

432

03

234

 

Evacuated

 

Terassa

2026

50

9

 

9/3296

 

South Andaman includes Port Blair

181949

05

 

3612

45/7992

 

 

Strait Island

42

00

00

29

 

 

Total

295959

1899 

5554*

18395

169/43373

Andhra Pradesh

Krishna  

13061

27

 

 

 

 

Guntur

30700

12

 

 

 

 

Nellore

16578

20

 

 

 

 

Parkasham

92547

35

 

 

 

 

West Godavari

2395

08

 

 

 

 

East Godavari

7836

03

 

 

 

 

Visakhapatnam

33203

00

 

 

 

 

Total

196320

105

11

34,264

 

People gone back. All 65 Relief Camps closed

Kerala

Kollam

600000

131

 

 

 

 

Allappuzha

400000

35

 

 

 

 

Ernakulam

300000

5

 

 

 

 

Total

1300000

171

 

24978

29/24978


 

Name of States/ UT/

Districts/Islands

Population

Human lives

 Lost

Total Persons missing incldg fisher men

Persons moved to safer places

No. of Relief

Camps/persons in the camps

Tamil Nadu

Chennai

65322

206

 

30000

00

 

 

Cuddalore

99704

615

 

61054

2/900

 

Kancheepuram

100000

128

 

60000

00

 

Kanyakumari

187650

824

 

46280

15/ 12423

 

Nagapattinam

196184

6060

 

196184

33/28864

 

Pudukottai

66350

15

 

4857

00

 

Ramanathapuram

6815

6

 

8350

00

 

Tirunelveli

27948

4

 

11170

00

 

Thoothukudi

13072

3

 

13072

00

 

Thiruvallur

25600

29

 

15600

00

 

Thanjavur

29278

26

 

4600

00

 

Tiruvarur

NA

20

 

11295

00

 

Villupuram

78240

47

 

37500

8/020

 

Total

896163

7983

 

499962

58/ 44207

Pondi cherry

Karaikal

17432

484

66

15000

00

 

Pondicherry

26000

107

9

55000

00

 

Total

43432

591

75

70,000

People gone back. All 48 Relief Camps closed

 

Grand Total

27,31,874

10749

5640

6,47,599

256/1,12,558

 

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