While the flood situation in the north Indian state of Bihar has forced 641,707 people from their homes, which is about the equivalent of the population of Boston, USA.
Bihar’s Disaster Management Department said yesterday that 464 relief camps remain open and were housing 386,449 of those displaced.
A total of 3.3 million have been affected by the floods across 2,391 villages in 14 districts. Saran and West Champaran are the latest district to be affected by the floods.
Further casualties were reported over the weekend and the death toll now stands at 95. The deaths occurred in Araria (21), Purnea (28), Katihar (19), Supual (8), Kisanganj (5), Madhepura (4), Gopalganj (4), Saharsa (1), Darbhanga (3), Muzafferpuri (1) and Saran (1) districts.
According to latest reports, the Ganga is flowing above the danger mark in Kahalgaon, the Ghaghra river is flowing above the danger mark at Gangpursiswan and as is the Kosi at Kursela.
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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