Situation Report-1: Bihar Flood 2017

Report
from Christian Aid
Published on 15 Aug 2017 View Original

Situation Report

The Army and the Indian Air Force (IAF) will join the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in evacuation and rescue operation in flood-hit districts of Bihar, even as no casualty was reported so far due to floods.

Of Bihar’s 38 districts, 14 district affected by flood. Total 65.37 Lakh population affected in the Bihar and total 3641 villages affected.

Severe affected districts:

Kishanganj, Araria, Katihar and Purnia were the worst affected by floods. Partialy affected districts:

While floodwaters had also partially affected and Narkatiaganj town in Bettiah of West Champaran,
Madhubani, Supaul, Patna, Nalanda, Patna, Madhepura, Sitamarhi, Darbhanga and Sheohar district.
Besides, 10 additional teams, each comprising 40-45 personnel of the NDRF, were also being deployed in flood-hit districts of Kishanganj, Purnia and Araria to strengthen the existing 9, NDRF battalion here. A team each of the NDRF has already been deployed in East and West Champaran, Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga, Supaul and Purnia districts, while two teams have been positioned at Kishanganj.

The Centre’s help follows Bihar chief minister’s talk with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union home minister Rajnath Singh and defence minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday. The CM also spoke to public representatives of these areas to assess the situation there.

The unprecedented rain in Nepal and its catchment areas during the last 72 hours had worsened Bihar’s flood situation, as rivers like the Mahananda, Gandak and Kankai were in spate.

1.75 feet rainfall was recorded in Kishanganj district due to the unprecedented rainfall in Nepal and Himalayan catchment areas in Bihar during the last three days. Kankai river, which did not have any water for the last 50 years, was also in spate in Kishanganj. The unprecedented rain had severely hampered communication, as most of the blocks and subdivisions were cut off with their district headquarters in Kishanganj.

The chief secretary said it was a huge challenge for the state government to move the marooned to safer places and ensure safety of individuals and their belongings. The impact/extent of the destruction resulting from the disaster/emergency

  • Kishanganj district: 7 blocks (100%) and 78 Gram Panchayats are severly affected.

  • Araria: 9 Blocks fully affected.

  • Katihar district: Total 6 blocks affected and 54 Gram Panchayats flood affected. blocks (Balrampur, Kadwa, Kurshela) severly affected and Pranpur, Azamnagr and Amdabad were partialy affected.

  • Purnea: Total 9 Blocks affected. The Baisa, Baisi, Amaur, Kritya Nand Nagar, Sri Nagar, Dagrua, Kasba, Jalalgarh and Purnea east blocks affected. the Baisa, Baisi, Amaur were severly affected.

Human died: Total 87 persons died in Bihar. 30 peorsons died in Araria district, 05 persons died in Kishanganj district, 03 persons died in Katihar, 02 persons died in Nalanda, 05 persons died in East Champaran district, 06 persons died in Sitamarhi district, 03 persons died in Dharbhanga district, 03 persons died in Sheohar district, 01 person died in Madubhani district & 17 persons died in West Champaran district.

Houses damaged: 374 huts fully and 5 huts partialy affected in the state. Safe evacuation: 185524 peoples were safly evacuated. The Forbesganj and Jogbani road connectivy has been breaked and also Linked breaked to west Bengal to Kishanganj and Purnea.