Flood situation worsens in many parts of MP and UP

20 Sep 2019 09:36 PM

Flood situation worsens in many parts of MP and UP

Updated 20 Sep 2019 09:36 PM

 As the flood situation has worsened in eastern Uttar Pradesh following incessant rains since the past one week, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed all District Magistrates of the affected districts to speed up relief and rescue operations within the next 12 hours.

Five districts of Uttar Pradesh are facing flood-like situation after continuous rise of water level in the Ganga, Yamuna, Betwa, Chambal, Ghagra and Sharda rivers.

The affected districts are Ballia, Ghazipur, Auraiyya, Jalaun and Hamirpur. Varanasi and Allahabad were also witnessing water logging.

Residents in low-lying areas in and around Prayagraj city have said that they were suffering hardships due to flooding caused by the continuous rise of water level of Ganga and Yamuna rivers.

According to the latest report by the flood control unit of the Uttar Pradesh Irrigation Department, Yamuna is flowing at 2.82 metres above the danger level in Auraiyya district and 2.31 metres above the danger level in Kalpi area of Jalaun district. The river is 1.7 metres above the danger mark in Hamirpur district of Bundelkhand region.

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