Mumbai, August 13: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said today that due to heavy rain in Nepal and rise in water level in Tapti and Mahananda rivers, north eastern Bihar is flooded, reported ANI. Nitish Kumar also said, “Have been taking stock of situation, requested for deployment of Army, NDRF and SDRF teams at work”. He also spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the same matter.
River Mahananda at Dhengraghat in Purnia is flowing at a level of 37.6 metre — 1.95 metre above its danger level of 35.65 metre, 0.49 metre below its previous HFL 38.09 metre. At least five trains got cancelled in view of heavy rainfall and flood at Kishanganj (KNE) station (in Katihar division and the surrounding areas), reported ANI.
Rajnath Singh also spoke with Nitish Kumar over the phone about the flood situation in Bihar. The Home Minister tweeted, “Spoke to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and discussed the flood situation in the state”. He said that the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) had already reached the flood affected areas and the Centre was rushing additional NDRF teams to Bihar to help in the ongoing rescue and relief operations.
The heavy downpour in Nepal created that claimed many lives in past few days. The Government of Nepal predicted more such heavy rainfall in the coming days urging safety measures. “There is a high chance of heavy downpour in East to the Mid- Terai- Chure areas of Terai. The weather over other areas in Nepal will keep on changing. Let’s be more precautious,” the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) tweeted Saturday morning.