New Delhi: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has today issued a Flood warning to the states of West Bengal, Assam, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar following the estimations of heavy rainfalls in the foot hills of the Himalayas, in the next four days.
The Indian Meteorological Department Director Laxman Singh Rathore said that there might be a showering of heavy to very heavy rainfalls in the coming couple of days which could lead to floods, in the foot-hill regions of Himalayas.
“The rainfall will eventually cause the rivers Kosi, Gandak and Ghaghara, tributaries of Ganga and all tributaries of Brahmaputra to over flow. This will possibly lead to flooding of the regions where these rivers flow”, Rathore said.
“The Plains of the Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Assam and parts of West Bengal may be flooded”, he added.
The Indian Meteorological Department officials have today conducted a high-level meeting following the estimation of floods, with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). Central Water Commission personnel and resident commissioners of all the concerned states have attended the meeting to discuss the measures to tackle the adverse effects of the floods, the Times of India reports.