Flood situation report of 15 August 2017

Flood situation report of 15 August 2017

Flood situation report of 15 August 2017

Over 1.21 crore population has been affected by floods and the number was rising with each passing day.

According to ASDMA, Morigaon is the worst-affected district with 5.29 lakh sufferers, followed by Barpeta with 5.07 lakh people affected in the deluge. Over 4.64 lakh people have been displaced from the flood-hit areas and taken to a safer place while the 1,289 relief camps opened in numerous flood-hit areas are providing shelter and food to around 3.92 lakh people.

The local MeT office said Patna, Gaya, Bhagalpur and Purnea are likely to witness generally cloudy sky with the possibility of rain or thundershower tomorrow.

A few days ago, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar along with deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi and Chief Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh conducted an aerial survey of some of the flood affected areas.

As a result several trains passing through these sections have been cancelled, diverted, short terminated and short originated, a railways official said. A horrific video with the flood in action has been found on the internet, which has been scaring people across the country.

At least 27 people were rescued from Katihar, 106 from Madhubani, 84 from East Champaran and 18 from West Champaran.

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The government has pressed in 51 rescue teams comprising the Army, NDRF and SDRF to evacuate the marooned and provide relief materials to flood-hit people. So far, 55 people have died in the floods since July 21.

He said "boat ambulances" are also being operated.

In neighboring Uttar Pradesh, the death toll rose to 40 as floodwaters submerged entire villages after 13 small dams were washed away, state officials said.

In West Bengal, the situation improved in Uttar Dinajpur.

Almost 1,500 people have been moved to safer places in various districts. The Ganga was posing a threat to the state capital, flowing at 48.32 cm, just 28 cm below the danger mark.

Army and personnel of National Disaster Management Force have been carrying on relief and rescue operations for the vast number of marooned people. Rescue operations are in full swing in the flood-affected areas.

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