Donation for Bhadrachalam Flood Victims on 12.08.06.

Cylonic Rains & Flooding (August 2006)
Bhadrachalam, Khammam District, Andhra Pradesh , India

There is extensive damage due to cyclonic rains (287.5 mm of rain in 6 days [Aug 3 to 8] vs. a monthly average of 280 mm) and flooding of river Godavari (reaching the highest flood level of 66.9 ft on the night of Aug 7) with severe damage in the Khammam (revenue) district, in and around the town of Bhadrachalam, in the state of Andhra Pradesh in South India. This area is part of RI District 3150. A preliminary estimate has put the loss of crops and property at Rs 1412 crore ($307 Million approx), 369,000 acres of crop damage estimated with over 31 lakh (3.1 million) people affected, 11.3 lakh (1.13 million) of them evacuated.

Submerged Village: Waddigudem
(VR Puram Mandal)

Submerged Village: Reddipalem
(Burgampahad Mandal)

Several Lifestock Deaths

Submerged Village: Waddigudem
(VR Puram Mandal)


Immediate Relief

Preliminary relief provided in terms of food, clothing, blankets, basic utensils & medication. Efforts and contributions of the clubs in RI district 3150 were channeled through the Rotary Club of Bhadrachalam (our district's club in the affected area) with participation from over 60 Rotarians from various clubs in the Rotary district; working closely with the Government officials in the area.

Our club collected about 20 cartons of used clothes, Rs. 2,100/- in cash and about 6 stoves from about 12 members of “Team Sunrise” for the Bhadrachalam Flood Victims. Apart from these, our club had send about 500kg (worth Rs.7, 000/-) of Rice also. These items were sent to the co-ordinator of Twin Cities Rotary, Mr. Suresh Vellore on 13th August 2006. Rotarians Chandrashekar, Ramayya and Srinivas Gl co-ordinated the logistics of collecting the material, packing it and dispatching the same. The co-ordinator had collected the material from all the Rotary Clubs of Twin Cities and transported the material to Bhadrachalam Flood Victims vide 3 Trucks.



The rehabilitation efforts are to help build back vocations, get literacy programs moving again, provide safe drinking water and handle health concerns.

Contact Person -
Relief & Rehabilitation

Dr. Vijendra Rao
District Governor Elect
Sri Amrutadeepa Ortho Hospital, MG Road,
Kothagudem – 507 101, Andhra Pradesh, India

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