UP CM Yogi orders flood alert in 10 districts


Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday directed the administration to be on alert following the increase in the water level of the Kuano River at Chandradeep Ghat. 
Yogi instructed the officials of Gonda, Basti, Ambedkar Nagar, Sant Kabir Nagar, Gorakhpur, Azamgarh, Deoria, Mau, Ballia, and Ayodhya to be on alert in view of the possible threat of floods. Notably, the river at Chandradeep Ghat has crossed the danger mark. 
Instructions have been given to the District Magistrates and Senior Superintendents of Police (SSP) and Superintendents of Police (SP) of these districts to make systematic arrangements for the safety, rescue, and relief of people in villages and cities. 
Earlier on Friday, in view of heavy rainfall and waterlogging in various parts of Lucknow, the administration issued an advisory for the residents of the city, advising them to not leave their houses until it is indispensable. 
The necessary guidelines were issued for the safety and well-being of the residents of Lucknow as there is an alert for more rainfall till September 17.
In the advisory, the administration has advised the residents of the city not to leave their homes until it is indispensable, to beware of old dilapidated buildings, and to avoid going to crowded and jammed areas. 
Residents are also advised to take care of their health and only drink boiled water and use bleaching powder and chlorine tablets from the nearest health centre. 
The advisory also mentioned staying away from open sewers, electric wires and poles and contacting the Municipal Corporation Control Room for any civic problems like water logging, tree fall etc.