- Seven rivers (small and tributaries) are already flowing above the danger mark at 24 spots in 15 districts Bihar. The embankments are under pressure in these areas.
- 22,997 people are staying in 26 relief camps while nearly 4.19 lakh people are being fed at 808 community kitchens
The Patna Meteorological Centre has warned of more rain till August 1 in Bihar, especially in the northern parts closer to the foothills of the Himalayas. Bihar is fighting a devastating flood situation with more than 24.42 lakh people in 765 panchayats of 93 blocks in 11 districts affected. Ten people have lost their lives due to the floods in Bihar though no fresh fatality was reported on Monday.
Seven rivers (small and tributaries) are already flowing above the danger mark at 24 spots in 15 districts of the state. The embankments are under pressure in these areas.
Seventeen teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and eight of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) are involved in the rescue operations across the state. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar asked the engineers of the Water Resources Department to be alert.
The air-dropping operation of food packets by Indian Air Force helicopters has been stopped in Gopalganj, Darbhanga, and East Champaran districts due to the worsening of the situation and weather. The operation had started in these places on July 25.
Darbhanga is the worst affected with not just houses but police stations and flood relief camps have also been submerged. 11.74 lakh people have fallen prey to heavy flooding in its 14 blocks.
According to sources, the flood affected districts include Sitamarhi, Sheohar, Supaul, Kishanganj, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Gopalganj, West Champaran, East Champaran, Khagaria, Saran and Samastipur.
Several rivers such as Baghmati, Burhi Gandak, Kamlabalan, Adhwara and Khiroi are flowing above danger level, while the water level of Ganga is increasing at Bhagalpur and Kahalgaon. The Ganga water level, however, has witnessed decline in past 24 hours at Buxar, Hathidah, Munger, Digha and Gandhi ghat (both in Patna), the Water Resources Department’s bulletin said.
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