Weather Highlights: 29 Dead, Roads Submerged As Heavy Rains Batters Bihar; Patna Schools Closed Till Tuesday

The weather office has warned of more rain in the 24 districts in state in the next 24 hours. Schools in Patna are closed till Tuesday.

Weather Highlights: 29 Dead, Roads Submerged As Heavy Rains Batters Bihar; Patna Schools Closed Till Tuesday

Weather today: 27 people have died in Bihar, as heavy rain caused flooding in several districts.

New Delhi:

27 people were killed and several stranded after incessant rains in Bihar brought the state to a standstill, with the weather department predicting more rains in the next 24 hours. Schools in Patna are closed till Tuesday. Among the worst-affected districts is Patna, which has been brought to a standstill after many areas submerged in water that rose up to the chest. Residents in inundated areas were taken out in rescue boats. Municipal cranes normally used for moving earth were also used to rescue people. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar told reporters on Sunday: "Even the weather department seems clueless, making different predictions at different points of time." Uttar Pradesh received record rainfall - 1700 per cent above normal - on Friday. The eastern parts of the state are worst hit. On Saturday, Prayagraj received 102.2 mm of rain and Varanasi received 84.2 mm of rain, much higher than what is usually received at this time of the year. Twenty six deaths were reported from different parts of UP on Saturday. 

Here are the highlights of rain from UP, Bihar and Patna:

Sep 30, 2019 17:23 (IST)
READ HERE: Bihar Rain: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi, Family Rescued From Home In Rain-Hit Patna
Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi and his family wereamong hundreds of people in Patna who were stranded in their homes after the city was pounded by rain, the heaviest in two decades. Mr Modi was seen being taken in an orange, inflatable rubber boat along with other people.
Sep 30, 2019 16:56 (IST)
WATCH: In Bihar, Indian Air Force (IAF) choppers drop relief material

WATCH: In Bihar, Indian Air Force (IAF) choppers drop relief material and food packages for people, in flood affected Patna: news agency ANI
Sep 30, 2019 12:04 (IST)
Flood Water Enters Bihar Minister Residence
 The water has entered the BJP agriculture minister Prem Kumar residence in Patna and visitors are waiting outside campus to meet him. The Guard and the staff are saying we are on duty in the same condition. 
Sep 30, 2019 11:30 (IST)
19 teams of NDRF have been deployed
19 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in affected areas of Bihar.
Sep 30, 2019 08:48 (IST)
Bihar government has asked Indian Air Force for two helicopters for lifting and airdropping food packets and medicines, in the flood-affected areas of Patna.
Sep 30, 2019 08:36 (IST)
Bihar government has asked Indian Air Force for two helicopters for lifting and airdropping food packets and medicines, in the flood-affected areas of Patna. Also, Bihar govt has asked IAF for dewatering machines.
Sep 30, 2019 08:29 (IST)

27 people have died in Bihar after incessant rain in the state left many parts, including capital Patna, flooded. The weather office has warned of more rain in the 24 districts in state in the next 24 hours. Schools in Patna are closed till Tuesday.




Sep 30, 2019 08:20 (IST)
Uttar Pradesh received record rainfall - 1700 per cent above normal - on Friday. The eastern parts of the state are worst hit. On Saturday, Prayagraj received 102.2 mm of rain and Varanasi received 84.2 mm of rain, much higher than what is usually received at this time of the year. Twenty six deaths were reported from different parts of UP on Saturday. 
Sep 30, 2019 08:18 (IST)
School closed In Patna Till Tuesday
Schools in Patna are closed till Tuesday. Among the worst-affected districts is Patna, which has been brought to a standstill after many areas submerged in water that rose up to the chest.

Sep 30, 2019 08:17 (IST)
27 Died in Bihar
27 people have died in Bihar after incessant rain in the state left many parts, including capital Patna, flooded.