UP gets rain, people get respite from heat

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Lucknow, Aug 14 (UNI) People got respite from scorching weather conditions as Uttar Pradesh was being blessed by the rain God for the past three days.

According to weather office, little to normal rainfall lashed most parts of the state in the last 24 hrs.

Sitapur and Lakhimpur Kheri recorded the maximum of seven cm rainfall, followed by Bani six cm, Varanasi and Siddharthnagar five each, Sultanpur, Rae Bareli and Kanpur witnessed four cm each.

Ayodhya, Jaunpur, Ghazipur and Ballia recorded three cm each rainfall, while Lucknow, Banda, Aurraiya, Baghpat and Bareilly recorded two cm each. Gonda, Mathura, Allahabad, Etawah, Barabanki, Gorakhpur, Kannauj and Fatehgarh recorded the minimum of one cm rain.

Meanwhile, some rivers still flowed few cm above the danger level due to rainfall in their catchment areas.

According to Central Water Commission reports, river Sharda was 28 cm above the red mark in Paliayakala (Lakhimpur Kheri), while Ghagra was 12 cm and 20 cm respectively above the mark in Elginbridge (Barabanki) and Turtipar (Ballia).

Saryu was overflowing by 20 cm in Ayodhya.

The deluge situation has improved little, but rescue and relief operations were still carried out in the district as 150 villages of Harraiya, Basti and Bhanpur tehsil were still facing the brunt of the flood.

Similarly, rescue work continued in the 73 flood-affected villages of Colonelganj and Tarabganj tehsils in Gonda district.

Rainfall has also hit the normal life of people and disrupted rail and road traffic movement in Bareilly.


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