Hundreds of villages in Bhagalpur, Munger, Gopalganj, Muzaffarpur, Saharsa, Madhepura and Bagaha districts face threats due to the increased water levels.
"Water has already entered dozens of villages. Rising water level in Kosi river is giving sleepless nights to people," an official of the water resources department told IANS.
He said the water levels of rivers have been rising to dangerous levels at several places. "It is a dangerous sign." Reports suggests that hundreds of people have been asked to shift to safer areas by the authorities.
The state government has asked engineers and district officials to keep a 24-hour vigil.
According to the Central Water Commission, the water level in Ganges crossed the red mark at several places in Bhagalpur, Patna, Begusarai and Farakka. Similarly, the Kosi was flowing above the danger mark at Bausa, Baltara and Kursela, and Mahananda at Dhengraghat and Jhada.
We are in the process of preparing more relief materials to rush to the affected areas and the supplies will go with a four wheel SUV to reach as far into the flooded villages as we can. Transport of this kind, plus boats of course are very much needed to reach people in need and we are doing all we can.
Thanks to your support we can get emergency supplies including life saving clean drinking water and purifying tablets, high energy biscuits , cattle feed and medical help to villagers who are once again in danger of losing their homes.
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