Lucknow, July 31 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh is in the grip of humid and sultry weather conditions even as the eastern region of the state continues to bear the brunt of a devastating monsoon.
According to reports, Ghagra and Kuwano rivers were still in spate in Basti. A total of 17 people have lost their lives in rain-related incidents in the district. Flood water has entered over 425 villages of Harraiya, Basti and Bhanpur tehsils, while 150 others were reportedly marooned.
Floodwater has displaced a large population of the district, who were now being taken to higher altitudes with the assistance of the district administration. About 16 chowkis and 160 boats have been deployed for providing rescue and relief to the flood victims.
A team of medical practinoers has also been pressed into service for the relief operations.
According to the weather office, light to moderate rainfall occurred at a few places in Faizabad division and at isolated places in Gorakhpur and Lucknow divisions. The weather was mainly dry in the remaining divisions of the state in the last 24 hours.
As per the Central Water Commission (CWC) reports, Ghagra was recorded flowing at 19 cm above the danger level in Elginbridge (Barabanki), while it was 120 cm above the said level in Turtipar (Ballia). The river, known as Saryu in Ayodhya, was overflowing by 29 cm in the religious city.
Rapti was flowing 120 cm in Bardghat (Gorakhpur), while Kuwano was overflowing by 186 cm in Chandradeepghat.
Kuwano was two cm and 37 cm up the red mark in Basti and Muskhlispur respectively.
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