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Over 600 villages in Uttar Pradesh were hit by floods; 24 out of the 75 districts are battling against flood

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Over 600 villages have been hit by floods, comprising 110 that are separated from all connectivity. 

Major districts in Uttar Pradesh continue to face heavy rain, with major rivers like Yamuna and Ganga flowing over the danger mark in many areas on Wednesday, officials said.


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Narendra Modi had a detailed conversation on this issue

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a detailed conversation, took stock of the situation in Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency, and assured all assistance to the officials.

The state reported 13.1 mm of average rainfall over the past 24 hours,  which subsisted 154% of the normal rainfall (8.5 mm).

Houses are partially submerged in parts of Prayagraj flooding.

Most affected areas of flood

Uttar Pradesh villages The North-Eastern Chronicle

24 out of the 75 districts in UP are battling against flooding, including Lucknow, Chitrakoot, Prayagraj, and Kaushambi, recorded more than 22 mm rainfall said by the U.P. Relief Commissioner’s Office.

The department listed that 605 villages were suffering from floods in 24 districts, with Ghazipur Prayagraj and Hamirpur the foremost affected in terms of flooded areas at 6, 5, and 4 tehsils, respectively.

Water levels above the danger mark!

uttar pradesh recent flood villages The North-Eastern Chronicle

However, water levels are above the danger mark in those places where the Ganga river flows from.

The Yamuna is flowing above the danger-mark in 5 places. Cremations were shifted to rooftops in Varanasi due to the flooding at the long-lasting Ganga ghats.

Visuals capture locals’ plight in several parts of the state as their daily lives are heavily affected.

Flood relief operations carried out

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescue teams are deployed to carry out relief operations in flood-affected areas.

The Indian Air Force (AIF) has deployed three helicopters for flood relief operations within the Jalaun district.

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