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Yearender: Natural disasters that shook India in 2021 | PICS

With climate change becoming more and more evident, natural disasters like floods, cyclones, landslides and cloudbursts have also been making lives miserable and sometimes even threatening. Here, we bring you a glimpse of those natural calamities that shook the nation in 2021.

Sheenu Sharma Edited by: Sheenu Sharma @20Sheenu [ Published on: December 30, 2021 13:47 IST ]
  • Yearender: Natural disasters that 'shook' and 'stuck' India in 2021 | SEE IMAGES. 
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    Yearender: Natural disasters that 'shook' and 'stuck' India in 2021 | SEE IMAGES. 

  • A devastating cloudburst hit Uttarakhand's Devprayag town on May 12, 2021. 
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    A devastating cloudburst hit Uttarakhand's Devprayag town on May 12, 2021. 

  • A massive rescue and relief operation was launched after several shops, houses were damaged due to a cloudburst in Uttarakhand's Devprayag.
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    A massive rescue and relief operation was launched after several shops, houses were damaged due to a cloudburst in Uttarakhand's Devprayag.

  • Clouds, owing to Cyclone Jawad, hover in sky above Kalinga stadium in Odisha's Bhubaneswar on December 5, 2021. 
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    Clouds, owing to Cyclone Jawad, hover in sky above Kalinga stadium in Odisha's Bhubaneswar on December 5, 2021. 

  • Beach side temporary shops covered by polythene sheets in wake of Cyclone Jawad in Odisha's Puri. 
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    Beach side temporary shops covered by polythene sheets in wake of Cyclone Jawad in Odisha's Puri. 

  • NDRF personnel evacuate tourists from a beach in wake of Cyclone Jawad in Puri.
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    NDRF personnel evacuate tourists from a beach in wake of Cyclone Jawad in Puri.

  • Villagers wade through flood affected area following heavy rains induced by Cyclone Gulab in Visakhapatnam.
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    Villagers wade through flood affected area following heavy rains induced by Cyclone Gulab in Visakhapatnam.

  • Water logging on a road after heavy rains due to Cyclone Gulab effect in Maharashtra's Thane.
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    Water logging on a road after heavy rains due to Cyclone Gulab effect in Maharashtra's Thane.

  • A portion of Valiyathura beach washed away due to rough sea weather conditions induced by Cyclone Tauktae in Thiruvananthapuram.
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    A portion of Valiyathura beach washed away due to rough sea weather conditions induced by Cyclone Tauktae in Thiruvananthapuram.

  • Satellite image released by NASA on May 18, 2021 shows Cyclone Tauktae approaching India's western coast. 
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    Satellite image released by NASA on May 18, 2021 shows Cyclone Tauktae approaching India's western coast. 

  • Mangled remains of vehicles after a tree collapsed on them, uprooted by strong winds induced by Cyclone Tauktae in Mumbai.
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    Mangled remains of vehicles after a tree collapsed on them, uprooted by strong winds induced by Cyclone Tauktae in Mumbai.

  • Damaged roof of a structure due to heavy winds as Cyclone Tauktae forms in Arabian Sea, in Mangaluru, on May 15, 2021. 
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    Damaged roof of a structure due to heavy winds as Cyclone Tauktae forms in Arabian Sea, in Mangaluru, on May 15, 2021. 

  • A vehicle partially buried in debris of damaged structure at Shankarpur village area, in aftermath of Cyclone Yaas, in East Midnapore district.
 
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    A vehicle partially buried in debris of damaged structure at Shankarpur village area, in aftermath of Cyclone Yaas, in East Midnapore district.

     

  • A devotee reinstalls an idol of Lord Jagannath at Cyclone Yaas affected area of Udaypur beach, near Digha in East Midnapore district.
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    A devotee reinstalls an idol of Lord Jagannath at Cyclone Yaas affected area of Udaypur beach, near Digha in East Midnapore district.

  • A woman stands outside her damaged house at Cyclone Yaas affected area of Shankarpur beach in East Midnapore.
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    A woman stands outside her damaged house at Cyclone Yaas affected area of Shankarpur beach in East Midnapore.

  • A bridge over River Kanchi after it collapsed due to heavy rain triggered by Cyclone Yaas, in Tamar area of Ranchi.
 
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    A bridge over River Kanchi after it collapsed due to heavy rain triggered by Cyclone Yaas, in Tamar area of Ranchi.

     

  • Landslide occured at Kokkayar area in Idukki on October 16, 2021. 
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    Landslide occured at Kokkayar area in Idukki on October 16, 2021. 

  • Rapid Action Force, Kerala Fire and Rescue personnel during rescue operations at site of landslide at Kavali in Kottayam district on Oct 17.
 
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    Rapid Action Force, Kerala Fire and Rescue personnel during rescue operations at site of landslide at Kavali in Kottayam district on Oct 17.

     

  • RAF, Kerala Fire and Rescue personnel during rescue operations at site of landslide at Kavali in Kottayam district. 
 
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    RAF, Kerala Fire and Rescue personnel during rescue operations at site of landslide at Kavali in Kottayam district. 

     

  • Landslide between Mangalore Junction and Thokur railway station, after heavy rainfall in the area, in Mangaluru on July 16, 2021.
 
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    Landslide between Mangalore Junction and Thokur railway station, after heavy rainfall in the area, in Mangaluru on July 16, 2021.

     

  • National Disaster Response Force team during a rescue operation at site of a landslide in Kinnaur district on August 11, 2021.
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    National Disaster Response Force team during a rescue operation at site of a landslide in Kinnaur district on August 11, 2021.

  • A car under debris after a landslide on Reckong Peo-Shimla Highway in Kinnaur district on Aug 11. 
 
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    A car under debris after a landslide on Reckong Peo-Shimla Highway in Kinnaur district on Aug 11. 

     

  • A bridge collapsed after a landslide at Batseri of Sangla valley in Kinnaur district on July 25, 2021 where 9 people died. 
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    A bridge collapsed after a landslide at Batseri of Sangla valley in Kinnaur district on July 25, 2021 where 9 people died. 

  • A road blocked after a landslide at Batseri of Sangla valley in Kinnaur district.
 
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    A road blocked after a landslide at Batseri of Sangla valley in Kinnaur district.

     

  • Flood relief operation carried out as part of Operation Varsha in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra.
 
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    Flood relief operation carried out as part of Operation Varsha in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra.

     

  • Flooded locality at Badlapur after heavy rains in Mumbai. 
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    Flooded locality at Badlapur after heavy rains in Mumbai. 

  • Flood-affected villagers of Bhalla gaon after receiving relief material from authorities, in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district, on February 12, 2021.
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    Flood-affected villagers of Bhalla gaon after receiving relief material from authorities, in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district, on February 12, 2021.

  • Blocked Askote-Jauljibi road after landslide due to heavy rain, in Pithoragarh on October 19, 2021.
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    Blocked Askote-Jauljibi road after landslide due to heavy rain, in Pithoragarh on October 19, 2021.

  • A damaged house after heavy rain at Jumma village in Pithoragarh on August 30, 2021. 
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    A damaged house after heavy rain at Jumma village in Pithoragarh on August 30, 2021. 

  • Flooded DLF residential locality at Semmancheri in Chennai on December 1, 2021.
 
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    Flooded DLF residential locality at Semmancheri in Chennai on December 1, 2021.

     

  • A dog swims through floodwaters following heavy rains at Periyar Nagar near Chennai on November 29, 2021.
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    A dog swims through floodwaters following heavy rains at Periyar Nagar near Chennai on November 29, 2021.

  • A car stuck on a waterlogged street following heavy rain in Chennai on November 27, 2021. 
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    A car stuck on a waterlogged street following heavy rain in Chennai on November 27, 2021. 

  • Rescue and relief operation underway after a glacier broke off in Sumna area of Niti Valley near Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on April 24, 2021.
 
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    Rescue and relief operation underway after a glacier broke off in Sumna area of Niti Valley near Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on April 24, 2021.

     

  • Rescue and relief operation underway after a glacier broke off in Sumna area of Niti Valley near Chamoli district. 
 
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    Rescue and relief operation underway after a glacier broke off in Sumna area of Niti Valley near Chamoli district. 

     

  • Rescue and relief operation underway after a glacier broke off in the Sumna area of Niti Valley near Uttarakhand’s Chamoli on Apr 24.
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    Rescue and relief operation underway after a glacier broke off in the Sumna area of Niti Valley near Uttarakhand’s Chamoli on Apr 24.

  • Workers wade through accumalated water during rescue operations inside Tapovan Tunnel, following glacier burst at Joshimath which triggered a massive flash flood on February 7, in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district. 
 
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    Workers wade through accumalated water during rescue operations inside Tapovan Tunnel, following glacier burst at Joshimath which triggered a massive flash flood on February 7, in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district. 

     

  • A view of Raini village, following glacier burst in Joshimath causing massive flood in Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. 
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    A view of Raini village, following glacier burst in Joshimath causing massive flood in Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. 

  • Family members of workers stuck inside Tapovan Tunnel in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. 
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    Family members of workers stuck inside Tapovan Tunnel in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. 

  • DG ITBP SS Deswal alongwith senior officials reviews rescue and restoration work at Tapovan and Raini area in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand on Feb 19.
 
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    DG ITBP SS Deswal alongwith senior officials reviews rescue and restoration work at Tapovan and Raini area in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand on Feb 19.

     

  • A cloudburst washes away several buildings at Devprayag market in Tehri Garhwal district, Uttarakhand, on May 11, 2021.
 
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    A cloudburst washes away several buildings at Devprayag market in Tehri Garhwal district, Uttarakhand, on May 11, 2021.

     

  • Rescue, relief operation after several shops and houses were damaged because of a cloudburst at Uttarakhand's Devprayag.
 
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    Rescue, relief operation after several shops and houses were damaged because of a cloudburst at Uttarakhand's Devprayag.

     

  • Relief works underway after a cloudburst in Kumkara village in Uttarkashi district on Uttarakhand on May 4, 2021.
 
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    Relief works underway after a cloudburst in Kumkara village in Uttarkashi district on Uttarakhand on May 4, 2021.

     

  • Indian Army jawan rescues a child and villagers stranded in flood-water in Tanakpur, Uttarakhand. 
 
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    Indian Army jawan rescues a child and villagers stranded in flood-water in Tanakpur, Uttarakhand. 

     

  • Submerged cars are seen at a flooded hotel resort as extreme rainfall caused Kosi River overflow at Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand, on Oct 19, 2021. 
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    Submerged cars are seen at a flooded hotel resort as extreme rainfall caused Kosi River overflow at Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand, on Oct 19, 2021. 

  • Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami visits disaster-hit villages of Mando and Kankradi in Uttarkashi district. 
 
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    Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami visits disaster-hit villages of Mando and Kankradi in Uttarkashi district. 

     

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