On Wednesday, Indian Meteorological Department announced that several states in the northeastern part of the country will be experiencing rainfall for several days while parts of North India will experience heavy to moderate showers in isolated locations.
Today due to heavy rainfall the national capital got severely affected in low- lying areas and traffic movement. Approximately ten trees were uprooted due to rain and gusty winds. Major weather stations in Delhi, including Safdarjung and Lodhi Road, recorded around 20 mm rainfall.
Bihar, Jharkhand, Haryana, Chandigarh, parts of Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal Meghalaya and Odisha will experience Moderate to severe lightning in next 24 hours.
The weather department predicted extensive rainfall activity in Bihar, Jharkhand, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura during next 3 to 4 days.
Due to the increasing flood condition happening due to heavy rainfall, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has set up 122 teams in 20 states out of which 19 have been deployed in Bihar, followed by 12 in Assam.
In Assam, the number of deaths due to flood reached to 87 on Tuesday after 1 person died at Nagaon district and another at Morigaon town.
Floods and rain induced landslides led to death of at least 26 people, daily flood report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said.
Meghalaya floods in West Garo Hills district asserted 5 deaths and has affected 1.52 lakh people. Whereas North Bihar suffered flooding due to the heavy rainfall in catchment areas surrounding river Gandak in Nepal.
Discharge of excess water due to heavy rainfall from the Valmikinagar barrage in West Champaran district resulted in the flooding.
Flood affected nearly 4 lakh people in India’s 8 districts and certain rivers continue to flow above the danger mark, a disaster management department bulletin said.