Flood warning issued in UP, Bihar, Bengal, Assam due to threat of heavy rainfall

A flood warning has been issued in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Assam and West Bengal due to possibility of heavy rainfall.

hidden August 17, 2015 17:12:51 IST
Flood warning issued in UP, Bihar, Bengal, Assam due to threat of heavy rainfall

New Delhi: A flood warning has been issued in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Assam and West Bengal due to possibility of heavy rainfall in the foothills of Himalayas over the next four days.

Flood warning issued in UP Bihar Bengal Assam due to threat of heavy rainfall

Representational image. PTI

India Meteorological Department's (IMD) Director-General Laxman Singh Rathore said a monsoon trough will bring "heavy" to "very heavy rainfall" in the foothills of Himalayas.

"The rainfall will also lead to swelling of rivers Kosi, Gandak and Ghaghara, tributaries of Ganga and all tributaries of Brahmaputra.

"This will possibly lead to flooding of plains in East Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Assam and sub-Himalayan parts of West Bengal," Rathore said, after a high-level meeting convened by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

The meeting was attended by Central Water Commission personnel and resident commissioners of all the concerned states.

He said the states which are likely to be affected have been asked to be in touch with the concerned agencies in case of any exigency.

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