Floods in Uttarakhand, India 2013

Photos of the devastating floods and their aftermath in the Indian state of Uttarakhand during June 2013.
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Houses perch precariously as river banks collapse from the rising waters of the flooded river in the northern state of Uttarakhand on June 17, 2013 Posted by floodlist.com #floods #uttarakhand

Houses perch precariously as river banks collapse from the rising waters of the flooded river in the northern state of Uttarakhand on June 17, 2013 Posted by floodlist.com #floods #uttarakhand

In this handout photograph released by The Ministry of Defence on June 18, 2013, shows an aerial view of flood damage in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand on June 18, 2013 Posted by floodlist.com #floods #uttarakhand

In this handout photograph released by The Ministry of Defence on June 18, 2013, shows an aerial view of flood damage in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand on June 18, 2013 Posted by floodlist.com #floods #uttarakhand

Buildings stand on floodravaged land alongside the River Alaknanda in Chamoli district in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand on June 18, 2013.

Buildings stand on floodravaged land alongside the River Alaknanda in Chamoli district in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand on June 18, 2013.

Buildings destroyed during floods are seen next to the Alaknanda river in Govindghat in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand June 22, 2013. Flash floods and landslides triggered by early monsoon rains have killed at least 560 people in northern India and left tens of thousands missing, officials said on Saturday, with the death toll expected to rise significantly. REUTERS/Danish SiddiquiPosted by floodlist.com #floods #uttarakhand

Buildings destroyed during floods are seen next to the Alaknanda river in Govindghat in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand June 22, 2013. Flash floods and landslides triggered by early monsoon rains have killed at least 560 people in northern India and left tens of thousands missing, officials said on Saturday, with the death toll expected to rise significantly. REUTERS/Danish SiddiquiPosted by floodlist.com #floods #uttarakhand

This year's early monsoon rains in the Uttarakhand region are believed to be the heaviest in 80 years. Swollen rivers have swept away entire villages. Posted by floodlist.com

This year's early monsoon rains in the Uttarakhand region are believed to be the heaviest in 80 years. Swollen rivers have swept away entire villages. Posted by floodlist.com

A devotee tries to take a holy dip in the flooded waters of river Ganges in the northern Indian town of Haridwar June 18, 2013. Early monsoon rains have swollen the Ganges, India's longest river, swept away houses, killed at least 60 people and left tens of thousands stranded

A devotee tries to take a holy dip in the flooded waters of river Ganges in the northern Indian town of Haridwar June 18, 2013. Early monsoon rains have swollen the Ganges, India's longest river, swept away houses, killed at least 60 people and left tens of thousands stranded

Development in Uttarakhand showing deforestaion and over development which led to the flood disasters of June 2013 Posted by floodlist.com

Development in Uttarakhand showing deforestaion and over development which led to the flood disasters of June 2013 Posted by floodlist.com

Soldiers try to repair a temporary footbridge over River Alaknanda after it was destroyed, during rescue operations in Govindghat in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand June 22, 2013. Early monsoon rains have swollen the Ganges, India's longest river, swept away houses, killed at least 138 people and left tens of thousands stranded, local newspapers reported. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui Posted by floodlist.com #floods #uttarakhand

Soldiers try to repair a temporary footbridge over River Alaknanda after it was destroyed, during rescue operations in Govindghat in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand June 22, 2013. Early monsoon rains have swollen the Ganges, India's longest river, swept away houses, killed at least 138 people and left tens of thousands stranded, local newspapers reported. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui Posted by floodlist.com #floods #uttarakhand

Soldiers load flag-draped coffins containing the bodies of rescue personnel who died in a chopper crash onto vehicles after a guard of honour ceremony in Dehradun in Uttarakhand June 28, 2013. Posted by floodlist.com #floods #Uttarakhand

Soldiers load flag-draped coffins containing the bodies of rescue personnel who died in a chopper crash onto vehicles after a guard of honour ceremony in Dehradun in Uttarakhand June 28, 2013. Posted by floodlist.com #floods #Uttarakhand

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