Over 20 people have died in the last 2 days as the flood situation in Bihar, India, worsened once again.
The Department of Disaster Management in Bihar reported yesterday that 22 people have been killed in the floods since 01 August. The brings the total number of flood-related fatalities to 60 since the current flooding began in mid July.
The deaths were reported from Purnea (24), Katihar (15), Supual (8), Kisanganj (5), Madhepura (4), Gopalganj (2), and 1 each in Saharsa and Araria.
On 28 July, officials reports said that over 1,500 villages had been flooded. That figure has since risen dramatically and, as of 02 August, stood at 2,200.
Four more districts have been affected by the floods since late July: Saharsa, Gopalganj, East Champaran and Muzafferpur, bringing the total number of districts affected is twelve. The other districts affected are: Kishanganj, Purnea, Araria, Supaul, Katihar, Bhagalpur, Madhepura and Darbhanga.
A total of 460 relief camps have been set up in the flood-hit areas, and are currently accommodating 377,097 people displaced by the floods.
As of 02 August, the Ganges river at Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur district remained above the danger mark after continued heavy rain in river catchments in Nepal,
According to Bihar Department of Disaster Management, other rivers above the danger mark include the Bagmati River at Benibad, the Kosi River at Baltara and the Mahananda River at Jhawa.
B - Purnea
C - Araria
D - Supaul
E - Katihar
F - Bhagalpur
G - Madhepura
H - Darbhanga
I - Saharsa
J - Gopalganj
K - East Champaran
L - Muzafferpur
M - West Champaran
N - Saran
O - Patna
Mahananda River at Jhawa, Katihar, - July 28 to July 28, 2016
The highest recorded level there is 33.52 from August 1987
July 15 to July 28, 2016
As of 27 July, over 1,500 villages had been flooded in the eight affected districts: Kishanganj (543), Purnea (478), Araria (292), Supaul (106), Katihar (177), Bhagalpur (8), Madhepura (48) and Darbhanga (9). By 02 August, 2,200 villages had been affected, including villages in the districts of Saharsa, Gopalganj, East Champaran and Muzafferpur. By 07 August, 2,391 villages were affected, including parts of West Champaran and Saran districts.
July 15 to September 12, 2016
July 12 to August 8, 2016
August 19 to August 30, 2016
After a short break from the rain where many were able to return to their homes, further flooding struck from 19 August.
August 19 to August 23, 2016
Further flooding struck from 19 August, mostly affecting Patna, Vaishali, Buxar, Bhojpur, Saran, Begusarai, Samastipur, Lakhisarai, Khagaria, Munger and Katihar.
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