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Almost 37 lakh affected; Flood fury in Assam, Bihar

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There was no respite from the devastating floods in Assam and Bihar on Friday, with three more deaths reported within the northeast state, and nearly 37 lakh people severely affected thus far.
In Assam, the flood-affected almost 27 lakh people in 33 districts. The deaths were reported within the Barpeta, Kokrajhar, and Morigaon districts. The price of floods and landslides this year has risen to 122.
Almost 1,000,000 people are affected in Bihar, where the Gandak River broke two embankments in three places, leaving several areas flooded. There are no reports of loss of life thus far.
According to the bulletin of the state disaster management department, a complete of 9.60 lakh people are suffering from floods in 529 panchayats from 74 blocks in 10 districts.
Meanwhile, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said there’s likely to be fairly widespread rainfall with isolated heavy or very heavy falls in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar from July 26-28, and in Punjab and Haryana. between July 27 and 29.
Precipitation intensity and distribution are presumably to extend in West Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya, and Arunachal Pradesh below the Himalayan, with the occurrence of widespread rain activity alongside isolated heavy to extremely heavy precipitation during 26 and July 29, he said.
In Bihar, the Gandak River became turbulent after the discharge of 4.36,500 lakh of water cusecs from the Valmikinagar flood on July 21 thanks to heavy rains on July 19, 20 and 21 within the Nepal catchment basin.
Due to an important downpour, 80,000 to 1,00,000 cusecs of water were discharged into the river, Jha said.
The water from the Gandak River has also passed National Highway 28 in Gopalganj thanks to the gaps, disrupting vehicular movement between Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh and therefore the Muzaffarpur, East Champaran, and West Champaran districts in Bihar.
Thirteen teams from the NDRF and eight from the state disaster response fund (SDRF) are involved in rescue operations as a part of which 93,891 people are evacuated from abandoned areas thus far.
The districts suffering from the floods are West Champaran, East Champaran, Sitamarhi, Sheohar, Supaul, Kishanganj, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Gopalganj and Khagaria.
Various rivers like Bagmati, Burhi Gandak, Kamlabalan, Lalbakeya, Adhwara, Khiroi, and Mahananda flow above the danger level, while the Ganges flows below the danger mark altogether places, including two places in Gandhi ghat and Digha ghat in Patna.
In the northern a part of the country, partly cloudy skies kept mercury in check-in Delhi, with only sporadic rains forecast for the subsequent two to 3 days.
The meteorological office said there’ll likely be widespread rains in northwest India, including Delhi-NCR, on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
On Friday, the Safdarjung observatory, which provides representative figures for the town, registered a maximum temperature of 35.4 degrees Celsius, one notch quite normal.
Humidity level shot up to 94 percent.
According to IMD data, the Safdarjung observatory has recorded 225mm of rain in July thus far, which is 44 percent quite the traditional 156.4mm. The Palam and Lodhi Road weather stations also recorded 31 and 58 percent more rainfall in July.
Various parts of Uttar Pradesh also received light to moderate rainfall.
Dharohra (Kheri) recorded 5 cm of rain; Hata (Kushinagar), Mawana (Meerut) and Shardanagar (Kheri) of 4 cm each; Bah, Dhampur (Bijnore) 3 cm each, while Dudhi (Sonbhadra), Elgin Bridge (Barabanki) and Turtipar 2 cm each, consistent with the Lucknow Meteorological Office.

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