The monsoon floods in Assam claimed four more lives today, taking the number of deaths in the rain-ravaged state to 15. Official sources said that over 43 lakh people have been affected in 30 of Assam's 33 districts so far, and the situation will only get worse amid predictions of more rainfall in the hours to come. The rescue efforts are being led by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), which is actively evacuating people residing in low-lying areas to relief camps across the state.
On the other hand, at least five people have died and around 20 lakh were affected in nine districts of Bihar, an official report said. Five rivers of the state are flowing above the danger level due to torrential rains in the catchment areas bordering Nepal, the report by the Disaster Management Department said. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas of several districts.
Here are the Highlights on flood situation in Assam and Bihar:
Animals have first right of way in the forest. Kaziranga is facing one of the worst flood now. Animals are moving from lowland to higher locations. And in between crossing roads & habitations. All should give them a way and drive vehicles slowly in such roads. PC- A Vignesh,IFS. pic.twitter.com/dK4z0clPza- Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) July 14, 2019
Delhi: Assam Congress MPs protest in front of Gandhi statue in Parliament over flood situation in the state and demand Assam floods to be declared a National Problem pic.twitter.com/FYZTQSfUMx- ANI (@ANI) July 15, 2019
Bihar: Water level of Kamala River rises following heavy rainfall in the area; several villages in Darbhanga flooded. (14.07.2019) pic.twitter.com/y0LElIGVX1- ANI (@ANI) July 15, 2019