Let us now look at the heavy damage caused by rain.
Many villages have been drowned in the storm of Gandak. In which people are facing a lot of problems.
Due to heavy rains on the roads of Darbhanga people’s waists filled with water. Due to which they are having difficulty going anywhere.
In Bihar’s Chapra, only water is available in the Covid Testing Center, due to which many people are facing problems.
Also, due to heavy rains in Samastipur, there is a danger of rain in that area.
In Gonda, Uttar Pradesh, the fields of Saryu were filled with water, due to which the crops of the people have been ruined.
Due to heavy rain, storm-like situations in the villages of Amroha, due to which the middle of the village broke for a moment with the same water and contact with it in the surrounding area.
Due to the continuous rains in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, the water level of the Ganges river is increasing continuously, which can prove to be very dangerous.
Fear spread among people due to landslides in the almonds area.
The road to the highway stalled due to the cracking of the mountain, due to which some passengers got stuck.
The bridge over the river Tadbi collapsed after the first rain.
Due to heavy rains, this situation remains in many places, there is a danger of coming to storm.
This has led to the Gandak and its tributaries like the Sikarahana, Pandaria, Masan, Harbour, Oriya and others in Bihar flooding several parts of West Champaran, Gopalganj and Saran districts. On the other hand, the Budhi Gandak river is also threatening flood in West Champaran, East Champaran, Muzaffarpur, Samastipur and Khagaria districts.
Floodwater was flowing over the roads at several places in West Champaran and Gopalganj districts, disrupting connectivity and movement of people.
Parts of Bagaha town and several villages in Ramnagar, Chautarva and Thakarha blocks in West Champaran district have been submerged. People have started leaving their houses for safer places to escape flooding. Water has also entered the Valmiki Tiger Reserve (VTR).
As the situation turned grim, Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) jawans had to leave their border outpost at Jhandutola in West Champaran district and move to safer places.
“Much water has entered West Champaran so we had to pull back our jawans from one of our border outposts. We may shift them from other outposts also if needed. The rain and floodwaters have disrupted the connectivity in the area where we operate. Moreover, we are not allowed to build permanent structures there because they are located in forest areas,” SSB Patna frontier inspector-general Pankaj Kumar Darad told The Telegraph.
Meanwhile, the Central Water Commission (CWC) has issued an “orange bulletin” warning about the severe flood situation in Bihar. It said the Gandak was flowing at a level of 62.4 metres at Dumariaghat in Gopalganj district, 18 centimetres above the danger level, with a rising trend.
The Budhi Gandak river
“The Budhi Gandak river at Chanpatia in West Champaran was also in a severe situation, flowing at a level of 74.48 metres, which was 80 centimetres above the danger mark,” the CWC bulletin said.
West Champaran district magistrate Kundan Kumar said that apart from very heavy rainfall in the catchment area of the Gandak in Nepal, the intensity of rain in the northwestern area of Bihar has also been high.
“At present around 4.12 lakh cusecs is being released from the Valmikinagar barrage into the Gandak due to heavy rain in Nepal. West Champaran has also received around 160 millimetres rainfall from Monday to Tuesday,” he told this newspaper.
“The situation is under control as the rainfall has eased now. All our flood-fighting teams are in place. Personnel of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) have been deployed. We are making announcements on the public address system to alert people about the situation. Around 80 people have been evacuated from Lakshmipur Rampurva,” he added.
Around 1,500 people are being evacuated in East Champaran district as a precautionary measure, while Gopalganj has also sounded a flood alert and is planning to shift people before the heavy discharge of water in the Gandak spills over into the district.