Flood-hit Bihar to get more rain says the India Meteorological Department
The state of Bihar was hit by a devastating flood. The government is tackling the aftermath of the flooding. Amid this time, on October 2, the India Meteorological Department issued a warning for heavy rainfall in some parts of Bihar, including Patna. The rainfall has been forecasted for October 4 and 5.
The warning has come at a time when large scale drainage exercise has been initiated by the administration. Still, the rainwater has not receded in some low-lying areas of the city.
The national weather forecasting agency has issued a “yellow” warning for heavy rainfall in Bihar. However, prior to this on last Saturday a “red” warning was issued by the India Meteorological Department. The “yellow” warning stipulates that the authorities should be watchful and remain updated on weather developments.
As per the reports, according to the State Disaster Management Department till October 2, around 42 casualties have been reported. “The release put the total number of people affected by the devastating spell at 17.09 lakh.”
As per the authorities, the havoc took place between September 27 and 30. . Intensified rescue and relief operations are being run in the affected areas. Water is being pumped out of the areas which are submerged.
The restoration work is in full swing. Supervising rescue and rehabilitation work in Patna, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar urged people to “have patience”.
The districts hit by heavy rain and flood are Patna, Bhojpur, Bhagalpur, Khagaria, Samastipur, Begusarai, Lakhisarai and Vaishali situated on either side of the Ganga besides Arwal, Nawada and Nalanda in the Magadh region and Darbhanga and Katihar in Mithila. The State capital Patna has been among the worst affected area by the flood.