Flood (Photo Credits: ANI)
new Delhi: On August 1, two more people died on Saturday due to floods and rain in Bihar, after which the death toll rose to 13 in the state. Apart from this, about 1.90 lakh people have been affected in 331 villages due to flood-rains in Uttar Pradesh. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert for 10 districts of Kerala for the next four days. With this, heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in Mumbai and some other districts of Maharashtra from August 3 to 5.
The Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rains in Uttar Pradesh and has issued a yellow alert on August 4-5 in view of the possibility of heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh. Earth Science Secretary M Rajeevan said that heavy rains are likely on August 6 in the central plains and western coastal areas. Read this also. Flood situation in Assam improves, affecting 10.63 lakh people.
Light to moderate rain was recorded in many areas of the capital, Punjab and Haryana on Saturday. At the same time, Uttarakhand government started a helicopter rescue operation on Saturday in two sub-divisions of Pithoragarh district affected by heavy rains. Mercury remained normal due to light rain in the country’s capital Delhi.
According to Safdarganj observatory, the maximum temperature in the capital was 36.3 degrees Celsius and average rainfall was 6.7 mm. In Bihar’s Disaster Management Department, in a bulletin issued on Saturday, it said that two people have died due to floods in the last 24 hours in Muzaffarpur district of the state.
The department said that in 1,043 panchayats of 14 districts, the number of flood-affected people has increased to 49.05 lakh, compared to 45.39 a day earlier.
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