Monsoons have come down heavily on the Indian states of Assam and Bihar causing floods. The death toll in Assam and Bihar have risen to around 174 as stated by the sources and has also affected around 1.09 crore people of both the states.
Even though the flood condition is receding, both the states on Monday reported two deaths each. In Bihar, both casualties took place in the Madhubani district totalling the death toll to 106. In Assam, the two deaths that took place occurred in the Morigaon and Golaghat districts with the death count touching to 68 in the state.
As stated by the officials of Guwahati, 28.01 lakh people from 19 districts of Northeastern states have been affected till now. Very recently, the flood levels in Biswanath and Karbi Anglong district of Assam receded, however, once again the floods hit the Lakhimpur and Baksa region.
In Bihar too, the floods have taken a slight back step in several districts. As a result, the number of relief camps in the state has gone down. Nevertheless, a total of 80.55 lakh people in 12 districts are still facing the adversity of the floods.
The floods have not just affected human life but has also done damage to wildlife. The Kaziranga National Park situated in the Golaghat district witnessed the death of 204 animals which include 15 rhinos.
The IMD (India Meteorological Department) has forecasted and warned of heavy rains in Raigad and Ratnagiri District of Maharashtra. Mumbai too is expected to experience a heavy downpour.
Additionally, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi too have been alerted about heavy rains and thunderstorms.
Further, in Uttar Pradesh, two were hit by lightning due to heavy rains. The state has thus reported the occurring of a total of 8 deaths as a result of natural calamity and snake bites.
The next coming days are said to bring heavy monsoons. The right kind of precaution and care needs to be taken by the respective state governments.