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More than 300 homes affected by rain in Province 1

2021 Jul 04, 8:16, Itahari,

Incessant rains in Province 1 have overwhelmed more than 300 homes mainly in two eastern Tarai districts. According to Nepal Police Province No 1 Office Biratnagar's spokesperson SP Navin Raj Rai, the monsoon-induced inundation is severe in Sunsari district where around 204 homes are recorded to have been affected.

In Itahari 100 homes are deluged in ward number 10 and 11. In Inaruwa, 54 homes have been inundated and Koshi Rural Municipality has witnessed 40 flooded homes. In Sunsari, the inundation is mainly caused by heavy rainfall, said Information Section of the provincial police headquarters.

In Morang, 138 homes are overflowed by the flood water from the Kesaliya river. All affected families have been relocated to public buildings, said police. There is no recorded drowning of human settlements in Jhapa. Out of 14 districts of the Province, no records of landslides, inundation and human casualties are recorded so far, said Spokesperson SP Rai. Rai said inundation in Sunsari district has been mitigated with the ending of rains.

The water level of Nepal's biggest transnational river Saptakoshi has seen 229,470 cusecs of waters, says the Control Room at the Koshi Barrage. Koshi Barrage is designed to withstand 954,000 cusecs of waters. As of Saturday evening, 29 Sluice gates are open.

Koshi Barrage, which was constructed since 1959 and came into operation in 1962, has 56 sluice gates to control the water along the 1150-meter-long barrage connecting Sunsari and Saptari districts.

 However, on 18 August 2008, when the latest great floods came in Koshi, the water volume was just 148,322 cusecs. The erosion at Kusaha had caused that unexpected and seemingly unnatural floods.

According to Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Meteorological Forecasting Division Biratnagar, the expected temperature for today measures from 28-30 degree Celsius with 60 per cent rain probability.

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