Above average monsoon floods many parts of India

By: | Updated: July 27, 2016 5:40 PM

With the onset of Monsoon, several parts of India have immersed in the heavy lashes. This year, most parts of northern India received above average rainfall, also resulting in flood like situation in many.

Assam is on support from river Brahmaputra and the overbrimming of the river has caused disasters,as a result, people had to take shelters on trees and rooftops. (AP)Assam is on support from river Brahmaputra and the overbrimming of the river has caused disasters,as a result, people had to take shelters on trees and rooftops. (AP)

With the onset of Monsoon, deluge hits Indian states. This year, most parts of northern India received above average rainfall, also resulting in flood like situation in many. With major road routes, farmlands and bridges being affected, the situation has been grim for human lives alike. From Rajasthan to Andhra Pradesh, the arrival of monsoon, several rivers touched the danger mark.

With north eastern states like Arunachal Pradesh and Assam battling with floods and the respective losses that the downpour has caused. In Assam alone, the displacement number has reached to a big 1.2 million due to rains, with the death toll rising everyday.

River Brahmaputra is a lifeline to Assam and the overbrimming of the river has caused disasters,as a result, people had to take shelters on trees and rooftops. While the situation still continues to be bleak, Indian Army continues being the saviour and extensive rescue operations are being carried out.

Some states recorded massive 200 to 300 mm of rainfall causing panic amongst the residents.

Not just the north and north east India, states like Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal also witnessed heavy rainfall with a few life losses reported. The MeT department has predicted still heavier rainfall in states like Uttarakhand, Haryana, Maharashtra. While the national capital has also been hit by the monsoon, just the first downpour was enough to bring the condition of roads and sewage systems to the limelight with waterlogging being a major cause of concern.

With high alerts in states including Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand and West Bengal, other states also need to be prepared for the havoc that incessant rains are bringing along.

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