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Bihar floods: Rajnath speaks to Nitish, assures Central aid

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Union Home Minister on Sunday spoke to over the flood-like situation in the state, and assured that the Centre is rushing additional Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams to provide relief.

"Spoke to CM @NitishKumar and discussed the flood situation in the state. The NDRF teams have already reached the affected areas. The Centre is rushing additional NDRF teams to to help the ongoing rescue &relief operations in the flood affected region of the state," Singh tweeted.

Following the relentless rain in Nepal, now is under a threat of facing the danger of flood.

An alert has been sounded by the state administration as the river was flowing above the danger mark of Kosi belt.

Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and are facing major flood problems caused by the rivers flowing from Nepal to India.

The meteorological department on Friday issued advisory forecast of rapid rise in water levels of rivers in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Sikkim, north Bengal, eastern Uttar Pradesh and north for the next five days as the region is likely to get heavy rainfall.

A release of the union ministry of water resources said that heavy to extremely heavy rainfall is very likely to occur in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya, sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim and Bhutan.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely in eastern Uttar Pradesh, and Nepal, it said.

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First Published: Sun, August 13 2017. 12:57 IST