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18 August 2020 Current Events Heavy Rain Triggers Flood Like Situation in Many Parts of India Including Bihar and Rajasthan

Heavy rains have increased the flood-like situation in many states of India. The eastern part of the country has been experiencing rainfall and flood for over a month now. And the southwest monsoon is now moving along the western border where heavy downpour has been forecast in many states. Further, the weather department has forecast heavy rainfall in Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Goa (western side). In Rajasthan, 7 people drowned in flooded water bodies, and in Bihar, more than 80 lakh people are affected and 25 have died in flood-related incidents. In the districts of Assam - Dhemaji, Lakhipur, and Baksa (Northeast), the flood has impacted nearly 11,900 people. Additionally, The Central Water Commission (CWC)issued a flood advisory for several states and have also warned some hill districts in the north of likely flash floods and landslides. The advisory has been issued for states like Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh for there is a likelihood of a rise in water levels in rivers like Ganga, Sutlej, Ravi, Beas, Ghaggar, and Yamuna.


Heavy Rain Triggers Flood Like Situation in Many Parts of India Including Bihar and Rajasthan

Heavy rains have increased the flood-like situation in many states of India. The eastern part of the country has been experiencing rainfall and flood for over a month now. And the southwest monsoon is now moving along the western border where heavy downpour has been forecast in many states. Further, the weather department has forecast heavy rainfall in Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Goa (western side). In Rajasthan, 7 people drowned in flooded water bodies, and in Bihar, more than 80 lakh people are affected and 25 have died in flood-related incidents. In the districts of Assam - Dhemaji, Lakhipur, and Baksa (Northeast), the flood has impacted nearly 11,900 people. Additionally, The Central Water Commission (CWC)issued a flood advisory for several states and have also warned some hill districts in the north of likely flash floods and landslides. The advisory has been issued for states like Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh for there is a likelihood of a rise in water levels in rivers like Ganga, Sutlej, Ravi, Beas, Ghaggar, and Yamuna.




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