ihar Flood Situation Report :24 Dated: 27 September 2011

 Flood Situation Report :24

Dated: 27 September 2011, (13:00 hrs)
Prepared by: Mr. Jeevan Kumar
Reviewed by: Mr. Sanjay Pandey
Current Situation:
River Sone, Ganga, Kosi, Gandak and Baghmati are showing rising trend along its course and flowing above the danger
line at various places in the state. Near Gandhighat at Patna River Ganga is flowing 86 cm above the danger mark. At
Koilawar and Maner the it is flowing 1.25 meter above the danger line. Rising trend in has also been observed from Buxer to
Bhagalpur in River Ganga. This rising pattern of water in River Ganga has increased the possibility of flood in low lying
areas of the catchment districts of the River Ganga like Saran, Vaishali, Patna, Bhojpur, Begusarai,Samastipur, Katihar,
Bhagalpur and Khagaria.
It has been reported that River Bagamati at Benibad and River Kosi at Basua, Baltara and Kursela flowing above the danger
mark. The tributaries of River Ganga and Sone also showing rising water trend at various places in the state.
The water resources department has sounded alert to their official to expedite the preparedness work at the at risk sites of
the Rivers Kosi, Gandak and Baghmati.
The flood waters, along with the incessant rain in the catchment areas of the Sone in the last 48 hours, have inundated low
lying areas houses in, Rohtas, Arwal, Aurangabad Bhojpur, Kaimur, Gaya and Patna districts in central and south Bihar,
Due to rising water in River Ganga at Chhapra-Patna National Highway 19, near Jhaua and Awatar Nagar the road
communication has been disrupted. The low laying areas settlements along its bank near Jhoua, Musepur, Sath and
Moujampur have been submerged in 1.5 foot water due flood water in the River Ganga, it has been reported that in
Chhapra- Sonepur subdivision near Dighwara- Nayagaon station under Sonepur subdivision the rail route has been
disrupted upto 9 hrs on 26 September 2011.
There are reports of 35 deaths due to house, tree and wall collapse during the heavy rains for the last 48 hrs in the
Muzaffarpur, Sitamarhi, East Chamaparna, Madhubani, Patna, Vashali, Rohtas, Jehanabad, Gaya and Katihar districts.
Till now 300 houses have also been damaged due to rain.
In the District Purnea the high speed wind (cyclone) has led to collapse of Semi-pucca and thatched houses.
The Government has taken immediate relief and rescue operations and pressed into service a team of the NDRF to rescue
the marooned people. Govt. has rescued 279 people in Rohtas district and 25 families in Kurji at Patna district.
According to Mr. Animesh Chandra, Director, Meteorological Department, Patna “Rainfall over the past 24 hours has been
hundreds of times the normal for this time of the year,”.
Bihar IAG is keeping a close watch on the situation and will be communicating to its members, if any emergency situation


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