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Jul 17, 2019

Flood situation improves in Upper Assam, worsens in Bihar

The flood situation remains critical in Lower Assam districts, however, it has slightly improved at a few places in Upper Assam. 

Chief Executive Officer of State Disaster Management Authority said water has started to recede across the state.

Rescue and relief measures are on by various agencies.

Flood water has affected 53 lakh people in 30 districts. Over one lakh displaced people are taking shelter at government-run relief camps.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal took an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas of Barak Valley today. He is holding a meeting with officials of local administration.

Floodwaters entered new areas of Sitamarhi, Madhubani, Katihar, Purnea and Muzaffarpur districts. Around 27 lakh people affected in the state. 42 deaths have been reported, so far. 
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar yesterday took stock of the situation in East and West Champaran. Over 26 lakh people have been due to floods in the state.

Heavy rain continues to wreak havoc in Arunachal Pradesh. 

In capital city Itanagar, one person was reportedly buried and two were injured in a landslide triggered by torrential rain this morning. 

Teams of NDRF, SDRF, ITBP, CRPF and Police have been pressed into action for search and rescue operation and to clear the road and restore it for traffic.

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