India – Over 300 Villages Flooded in Uttar Pradesh

Flooding in the state of Uttar Pradesh has worsened over the last few days, with over 300 villages now affected.

The state saw some flooding after heavy monsoon rainfall caused rivers to rise in mid July.

Further heavy rain has fallen in river catchments since then, in particular in Nepal. According to India’s Central Water Commission, as of 03 August 2020 the Ghagra, Rapti and the Ganges rivers were flowing above severe flood alert levels in 5 locations in the state.

Government officials report that 331 villages have been flooded in the 12 districts of Barabanki, Ayodhya, Kushinagar, Gorakhpur, Bahraich, Lakhimpur Kheri, Azamgarh, Gonda, Sant Kabir Nagar, Sitapur, Siddharthnagar and Balrampur.

Rescue teams have been deployed to affected areas and 95 relief camps set up to house those displaced by the flooding.

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