The Bihar Post

Incessant rains bring flood of miseries for Bihar, boats ply on Patna streets

STATE RECEIVED 52 ML OF RAINS IN PAST 24 HOURS WHILE TWO PLACES RECEIVE MORE THAN 200 ML RAINS

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Continuing rains for the past 24 hours have brought floods of miseries for the residents across the Bihar state, virtually forcing them to stay inside.

The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted more rains in the next three-four days saying the situation would get normal by after October 3.

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Keeping in view the seriousness of the situation, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar held an emergency meeting with the disaster management department officials in Patna on 28/09/2019 and got details about the rainfalls situation and water level of rivers from the district magistrate through video conferencing.

The chief minister asked the officials to be on alert and keep a constant vigil on river embankments across the state.

The chief minister also asked the officials to arrange for adequate number of boats and open relief camps in the affected areas.  He instructed all the district magistrates to remain vigilant till October 15.

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Indian meteorological department officials said the state received 52 ml of rains in the past 24 hours. Jandaha in Vaishali district and Rajauli in Nawada district received more than 200 ml of rains.

Most parts of the state are currently reeling under rainwater with Patna virtually turning into a floating city.

In many localities of the state, rains waters have entered homes and even disrupted rail and health services.

Both the two main health facilities in Patna, the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) and the Nalanda Medical College and Hospital (NMCH) remain totally flooded with rain waters entering the general wards, prompting several patients to shift elsewhere or leave the hospitals, local media reported.

Quite many localities of Patna witnessed plying of boats on the main streets as these localities are flooded in knee-deep to waist-deep waters.

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