In June 2013, the northern state of Uttarakhand in India experienced an unprecedented rainfall that resulted in flash
floods and landslides. The continuous rain-affected over 900,000 people, resulting in 580 human lives being lost, more
than 4,000 persons reported missing and over 100,000 festival pilgrims being stranded. To assist with the recovery process,
the Joint Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment (JRDNA) was conducted by the World Bank, with support from the Global
Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and in partnership with the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The
JRDNA estimated that maximum damage was to transport and housing sector – about 9,000 kilometers of roads and 3,320
houses were damaged.