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India: Southwest monsoon 2008 - Daily flood situation report No 97, 05 Sep 2008

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RAINFALL SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY

BIHAR

- Light to moderate has been reported in some parts of the State during last 24 hours.

- In all, about 34,28,000 people from 1955 villages in 16 districts (Muzaffarpur, Supaul, Patna, Katihar, Nalanda, Araria, West Champaran, Shekhpura, Saharsa, Purnea, Saran, Begusarai, Bhagalpur, Madhepura, Vaishall and Khagaria) have been affected due to flood in the State.

- No human deaths have been reported by the State during last 24 hours. The total human death toll of the State is 69.

- 2, 99,732 houses are reported to have been damaged due to flood so far.

- 2743 boats have been pressed into service for rescue and relief operations in the flood affected areas of the State.

- 8,04,996 persons have been evacuated from the affected areas so far.

- 284 relief camps have been opened in the flood affected area in which 2,82,393 people have been accommodated.

- 102 cattle camps are opened in the affected areas in which about 11,071 animals accommodated.

- 177 medical teams have been deployed in the affected areas of the State.

UTTAR PRADESH

- No significant rainfall has been reported in the State during last 24 hours.

- 17 human deaths have been reported by the State today.

- In all, 23, 75,775 people from 4,587 villages in 21 districts have been affected severely and 732 villages marooned in the State so far due to flood.

- About 1,53,484 houses (4021 fully and 149463 partially) have been damaged so far.

- About 46,209 people from the affected areas have been evacuated so far.

- 479 relief camps have been opened in the flood affected areas in which 39960 people have been accommodated.

- 4,354 boats have been pressed into service for rescue and relief operations in the affected areas.

- 183 mobile teams of doctors along with medicines have been deployed in the flood affected areas for providing medical care.

ASSAM

- Heavy to very heavy rainfall with isolated extremely heavy falls has been reported in some parts of the State during last 24 hours. Areas where significant rainfall occurred (in cm) : Kokrajhar -11.0, Goalpara -7.0, Dhubri, Beki Road Bridge and Barpeta - 6.0 each.

- About 12.00 lakh people have been affected in 14 districts and 1822 villages in the State due to flood so far.

- 20350 people continued to be accommodated in 134 relief camps the flood affected areas of the State.

- 85 boats continued to be deployed in the State for relief and rescue operations.

- 33,700 People have been evacuated from the affected areas and shifted to safer places.

WEST BENGAL

- Light to moderate rainfalls has been reported in some parts of the State during last 24 hours.

- 05 human deaths have been reported by the State during last hours.

- About 37.92 lakh people, in all, are reported to have been affected the State due to flood so far.

- 07 relief camps opened in the State in which about 1252 people have been accommodated

- 154 Medical teams and 31 boats continued to be deployed in the affected areas of the State.

- 119858 ha cropped areas has been damaged.

- 3920 cattle livestock have been perished so far.

Human deaths

As per provisional information received from the affected States/UTs, human deaths (Uttar Pradesh -17 and West Bengal 5) were reported, raising the total death toll to 1866 to 1844.

INDIA METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT

- A trough in mid tropospheric level runs nearly along longitude 70º Under its influence, northwest India is likely to experience scattered to fairly widespread rain/thundershowers activity during next 2-3 days commencing from tonight/tomorrow morning onwards.

- Under the influence of a north-south trough extending from Sub- Himalayan west Bengal and Sikkim to north Bay of Bengal, northeastern states are likely to experience fairly widespread rainfall activity with isolated heavy to very heavy falls during next 48 hours and decrease thereafter.

Warning

Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely over northeastern states.

CENTRAL WATER COMMISSION

There are 17 Moderates and 24 Low flood situation sites.