Gloomy flood situation continues in Bihar and Assam, relief after 48 hours

July 17, 2019 12:00 PM |

Floods in Assam and Bihar

Large parts of the country continue to battle flood fury Assam, Tripura, parts of Meghalaya, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh remain inundated.

As per Central Water Commission, the water level of the Brahmaputra River at Goalpara was measured at 37.35 meters at 09:00 on July 17, 2019. This exceeds the danger level of 36.27 meters but is below the previous highest flood level of 37.43 meters recorded in 1954. It is expected to remain steady at 37.4 meters till 06:00 on July 18, 2019.

As of now, no significant weather system is prevailing over Bihar and its adjoining foothills. The Trough line which was along the foothills of Bihar and Assam has now shifted southwards. In the last 24-48 hours, rain activities have significantly dropped from normal.

As per the experts, now the rain activity will be majorly scanty over the parts of Bihar during the next two to three days. Also, isolated rains might occur over extreme northeastern parts and rains have reduced over Nepal as well. Now, eventually, with time the conditions are expected to improve. A mixed spell of good rains is expected over the northern parts of Bihar around July 22.

In the last 24 hours, Supaul recorded 24.7 mm of rain.

The floodwaters have submerged 33 of all the 33 districts of Assam, with over 40 lakh people affected.

Tributaries of Brahmaputra have started falling and the main river the Brahmaputra is still rising from Guwahati to Dhubri, as per the latest report by Central Water Commission.

Coming to Assam, a Cyclonic Circulation lies over the central parts of Assam in the lower levels. Assam is continuously receiving moderate rains at some places, but the situation is likely to improve. During the next 48 hours, light rains are expected over the region with isolated moderate spells in sight.

The experts have to say that now the rains will pick up pace around July 20. However, the rest parts of Assam will see light to moderate rains only for the coming six to seven days.

National Disaster Response Force is rescuing people stranded in flood-hit regions and taking them to safer places in Baksa and Golaghat in Assam and Madhubani in Bihar.

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