When rain-induced floods in the rivers infiltrated the human settlements, as many as 35 dwellings in Jhapa were flooded.
Twenty dwellings in Khayarbari, Jhapa Rural Municipality-5, and 15 houses in Amdangi, Gaurigunj Rural Municipality-7, have been flooded.
According to Lokraj Dhakal, Chairperson of the Nepal Red Cross Society in Jhapa, the dam demolition along the Bering River has put 20 dwellings under siege and put the neighboring human settlements in jeopardy.
Similarly, the flood-fed Ratuwa River is projected to enter the communities of Gauradaha municipality-5’s Bulabathan. Various portions of the district have been flooded as a result of the continuous rain, and the extent of the damage has yet to be documented, he added.
Similarly, the rising Kankai River has put the entire Shivasatakshi municipality-5 community in jeopardy. According to APF’s SP Ramesh Prasad Pandey, the Armed Force Police squad has been maintained on standby for the rescue of members of waterlogged families.
Meanwhile, the Meteorological Forecasting Division has issued flood warnings and advised residents living near rivers and rivulets in the district to take precautions.
In a statement issued this morning, the Division claimed that persistent heavy rain is falling in various parts of the Ilam and Jhapa districts, potentially causing flooding in the rivers and rivulets that run through the district.
The Mechi, Kankai, Biring, Ninda, and Ratuwa rivers, as well as other streams and brooks in the district, could flood, according to the report.
In the previous 24 hours, the weather station at Chandragadhi Airport in Bhadrapur recorded 116.6 mm of rain in the district.