Flood Alerts: Assam flood situation worsens, Rising Nepal rivers threaten to flood wide area

Jul 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Flood, India, Nepal, River, Weather

Assam flood situation worsens

IBN Live: The swollen Drupromg River has washed away the Rangiya-Jonai-Mukongchelek metre gauge rail tracks affecting movement of trains to neighboring Arunachal Pradesh. Flood water has also entered the Kaziranga National Park in Jorhat district and the Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Morigaon district, homes to the endangered one-horned rhinos. In Sonitpur district five village roads have been damaged by flood water. In Tezpur revenue circle, breaches occurred on the embankment of Jia Bharali river at Gorsing Bihiagaon. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi made an aerial survey of flood hit districts yesterday (20 July). Source>>

Rising Nepal rivers threaten to flood wide area

Taiwannews: Officials say heavy monsoon rains have swollen two major rivers in Nepal and increased the threat of widespread floods in the Himalayan nation. The National Emergency Operation Center in Katmandu said both the Mahakali river in the west and Kosi river in the east have reached the highest water level for this year. The Kosi river located 250 miles (400 kilometers) southeast of Katmandu is known for flooding large areas in Nepal and across the border in India. The center said Friday that local authorities have posted red flags in the area to warn villagers the river could breach its banks and inundate the villages.



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