Flood alert in Uttar Pradesh after heavy rains in Nepal

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Lucknow, July 27: A flood alert has been issued in the Uttar Pradesh districts which is on the outskirts of Nepal after rains lashed the Himalayan country in the last 48-hours, an official informed on Wednesday.

As the rain pounded the state, the water level rose up in Saryu and Ghaghra in the past 24-hours, leading the state government to come ahead for rescue and relief work.

According to sources, Nepal was likely to release five lakh cusecs of water anytime, affecting districts like Shravasti, Bahraich, Faizabad and Barabanki.

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has asked the chief secretary to personally monitor the situation and ensure there was no loss of lives owing to the impending floods and increasing water level in many rivers flowing through the state.

District magistrates in the flood prone areas were asked not to leave the district headquarters without the chief secretary’s permission.

The “Early Warning System” at Nanpura which forewarns of floods has sounded an alert in the border areas, an official said.

With a population of more than a lakh people in Shivpur and Balhar blocks of Bahraich, the district magistrate Abhay Singh said the administration was vigilant and taking all steps to evacuate people to safer places in wake of flood case.

District Magistrate Shravasti Nitish Kumar said over 125 villages in the district faced the threat of floods.

Operations were on to evacuate the people and cattle population to safe areas. With rains in eastern Uttar Pradesh and Nepal, the districts of Narayani, Rapti and Rohin were also in spate.

Wefornews Bureau

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