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NDRF, AIF conduct rescue operations as flood ravage parts of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan

Ganga and Yamuna rivers flowing close to danger levels, Chambal crossed high flood level mark last night

Sabrangindia 26 Aug 2022

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Image Courtesy: indiatoday.in

The flood situation is serious in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, with many villages and towns inundated and all major rivers flowing close to the danger mark.

“Flood waters have entered areas where we work in Varanasi such as neighbourhoods of Nakkighat, Saraiya and Jalalipura,” says Dr. Muniza Khan, who heads the CJP team in Purvanchal.

The Times of India reports that according to the flood bulletin of the Central Water Commission, the water level of the Ganga has crossed the warning mark and is now close to the danger level. Evacuation and relief operations are on and the Prime Minister, whose constituency is Varanasi, has been in touch with all authorities to take stock.

Levels of the Yamuna are also rising and families are also being evacuated from the Sangam area (the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and erstwhile Saraswati rivers). There are fears that both Ganga and Yamuna will cross danger levels within the next 12 hours. Flood affected areas in Allahabad include Chhota Baghara, Chandanpur Salori, Ganga Nagar and Rajapur.

Meanwhile, the Chambal river has crossed the high flood level mark and 38 villages in the Agra division are now inundated with water, 17 of them completely submerged. Chambal was already flowing 7 meters above the danger level last night at about 8 P.M. Teams of the National Disaster Response Force are working round the clock in three states.

The Indian Air Force has also conducted rescue operations in MP and Rajasthan.

In Rajasthan, 27 of the state’s 33 districts have received excess rainfall. Nav Bharat Times reports that the flood situation is serious in Kota, Baran, Bundi and adjoining areas. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot undertook an aerial survey of flood affected areas.

Floods affected large parts of northern Madhya Pradesh, particularly Bhind and Morena districts.

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NDRF, AIF conduct rescue operations as flood ravage parts of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan

Ganga and Yamuna rivers flowing close to danger levels, Chambal crossed high flood level mark last night

rescue operations
Image Courtesy: indiatoday.in

The flood situation is serious in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, with many villages and towns inundated and all major rivers flowing close to the danger mark.

“Flood waters have entered areas where we work in Varanasi such as neighbourhoods of Nakkighat, Saraiya and Jalalipura,” says Dr. Muniza Khan, who heads the CJP team in Purvanchal.

The Times of India reports that according to the flood bulletin of the Central Water Commission, the water level of the Ganga has crossed the warning mark and is now close to the danger level. Evacuation and relief operations are on and the Prime Minister, whose constituency is Varanasi, has been in touch with all authorities to take stock.

Levels of the Yamuna are also rising and families are also being evacuated from the Sangam area (the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and erstwhile Saraswati rivers). There are fears that both Ganga and Yamuna will cross danger levels within the next 12 hours. Flood affected areas in Allahabad include Chhota Baghara, Chandanpur Salori, Ganga Nagar and Rajapur.

Meanwhile, the Chambal river has crossed the high flood level mark and 38 villages in the Agra division are now inundated with water, 17 of them completely submerged. Chambal was already flowing 7 meters above the danger level last night at about 8 P.M. Teams of the National Disaster Response Force are working round the clock in three states.

The Indian Air Force has also conducted rescue operations in MP and Rajasthan.

In Rajasthan, 27 of the state’s 33 districts have received excess rainfall. Nav Bharat Times reports that the flood situation is serious in Kota, Baran, Bundi and adjoining areas. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot undertook an aerial survey of flood affected areas.

Floods affected large parts of northern Madhya Pradesh, particularly Bhind and Morena districts.

Related:

Himachal Pradesh’s vulnerability to Floods and Landslides increasing

 

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