In a concerning development, the Central Water Commission’s official flood forecast has issued an alert for River Ramganga at Dabri in Shahjahanpur district, Uttar Pradesh. The situation is classified as severe, with the river’s water level teetering just above its danger mark.
As of the latest update, River Ramganga is flowing at a level of 137.31 meters, with a falling trend. This measurement is only 0.01 meters above its danger level, which is set at 137.3 meters. Such a narrow margin highlights the critical nature of the situation.
The proximity of the river’s water level to the danger mark serves as a stark reminder of the potential risks posed by flooding. Even a slight increase in water levels could have adverse consequences for the region, including inundation of low-lying areas, damage to property, and threats to the safety of residents.
“Residents in the affected areas are strongly advised to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions. Authorities are closely monitoring the situation and are prepared to respond swiftly to any developments. Evacuation plans and emergency measures should be readily available and accessible to ensure the safety of the community”.
It is essential for residents to stay informed through official sources and heed any directives issued by local authorities. Flooding can pose significant challenges, but with timely information and a coordinated response, the risks can be mitigated, and the safety of individuals and communities can be safeguarded.