According to Bihar state’s disaster management agency, a total of 218,000 people have been affected, with 65,000 of that total over the last few days. Flooding has affected area of Sitamarhi, Sheohar, Supaul, Kishanganj, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Gopalganj and East Champaran districts.
As of 16 July, rivers including the Adhwara, Kosi, Bagmati, Mahananda and Ghagra were at “Severe Flood Situation” (warning level 2 of 3) in 14 locations. However, according to the latest report from India’s Central Water Commission (CWC), many rivers in the state are showing signs of steadying or falling. However, as of 16 July, the Adhwara and Bagmati rivers in Darbhanga district and the Gandak river in Muzaffarpur were expected to rise further.
As of 16 July, a total of 3,676 people had evacuated their homes, including 1,600 over the last 24 hours. Bihar Disaster Management said 13 relief camps have been set up and were housing 2,731 people as of 16 July.
Meanwhile in neighbouring state of Uttar Pradesh, flooding was reported in the districts of Gorakhpur and Ballia, where the Ghagra river is at Severe Flood Situation, standing at 64.35 metres as of 16 July, where the danger levels if 64.01 metres. In Gorakhpur, the Rapti river stood at 75.33 metres at Birdghat, above the danger mark of 74.96 metres.
Disaster authorities in India report that 76,000 people in the state have been affected by flooding or heavy rains since the start of this year’s monsoon. Affected districts include Ayodhya, Gonda, Bahraich, Barabanki, Kushinagar and Balrampur. Two people have lost their lives and 162 houses have been damaged.
Bihar: Heavy rainfall leads to flood in Muzaffarpur pic.twitter.com/CNgmTDk1jZ
— ANI (@ANI) July 15, 2020
This is the visuals from harari dularpur village ,dist-sitamarhi Bihar all the paddy crops are overlapped by flood please do something for the real ‘ANN DATA’ of India I appeal on behalf of our villagers to the chief minister of bihar what’s they eat in this crysis. pic.twitter.com/aReFdqvOlq
— Anish Thakur (@Anish_thakurr) July 13, 2020
I have raised flood problem both in the Bihar Assembly and Parliament several times but no action has been taken either by the @NitishKumar govt or the central govt.Every year Kishanganj and other parts of Bihar face floods with huge losses. #BiharFlood pic.twitter.com/sRFKxY9Jfn
— Dr Md Jawaid (@DrMdJawaid1) July 12, 2020