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26 Sep 2002 description

Nature of Disaster : Drought
There has been no rain in the state since the first week of September 2002 and the current weather conditions indicate that southwest monsoon is over in this part of the country.

As against an average annual rainfall of 852.68 mm for the entire state, till now the total amount received is only 623.34 mm (i.e 73.10% of the average annual rainfall).

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26 Aug 2002 description

Approximately 16 million people have been displaced by flood in Bihar, where 351 people have died so far and about 338,000 houses have collapsed. The worst affected districts are Sitamarhi, Darbhanga, Khagaria, Madhubani, Gopalganj The map below shows the partial and fully flooded districts of Bihar as of date.

12 Aug 2002 description

Map highlights rain deficit districts.