DHoM Issues Flood Alert For East And Central Nepal

Following the nationwide rain, the Flood Forecasting Section at the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology issued flood alert for the eastern, central and Midwestern region of the country.

July 11, 2017, 11:17 a.m.

Following the nationwide rain, the Flood Forecasting Section at the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology issued flood alert for the eastern, central and Midwestern region of the country.

According to the section, eastern, central and westernTarai, Saptari to Bardia district that lie within the Chure-based river system comprising Triyuga, Khando, Ratu and Gagan, Bagmat, Tinau, Rapti and Babai rivers is at high risk of flood in the next 24 hours.

Similarly, from the Narayani river system to Mahakali river systems, especially the Chure range based rivers along Binaya Khola, Arun Khola, Tinau Khola, Banganga, Jhainjhari, Prabasotanala, Dunduwa are at high risk of flood.

According to the DHM, the local people living around the Tinau rivers are asked to remain in on high alert to save themselves from flooding.

Along with the flood alert in Tarai areas, DHM has also advised to avoid travel through landslide prone areas in the hilly region till tomorrow. The department has given the toll free number 1155 for inquiry regarding flood and landslide related information.

Besides the high risk areas, the department has said there is normal risk of flood in the Mahabharat region-based river system comprising the Kamala and Bagmati rivers from Bara to Saptari. Whereas the risk of flood predicted in the areas lying along the Saptakoshi River and Karnali river.

Meteorological Forecasting Division has predicted generally cloudy weather throughout the country for tomorrow.

Similarly, light to moderate rain has been predicted in many places in the country, while there are chances of heavy rainfall in one or two places.

Meteorological Forecasting Division recorded 19.0 mm rainfall in Dipayal, 22.0 mm in Dadeldhura, 6.0 mm in Dhangadi, 13.0 mm in Birendranagar, 21.0 mm in Nepalgunj, 5.0 mm in Jumla, 16.0 mm in Dang.  

 

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