Lucknow: The flood situation in Uttar Pradesh has worsened with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath sounding alert in the state, according to reports.
The state is being battered by torrential rains since the past one week. Adityanath has directed all District Magistrates of the affected districts to expedite relief and rescue operation in next 12 hours.
The worst affected five districts of Uttar Pradesh are Ballia, Ghazipur, Auraiyya, Jalaun and Hamirpur. These districts are facing flood-like situation after the continuous rise of water level in the Ganga, Yamuna, Betwa, Chambal, Ghagra and Sharda rivers.
Residents in low-lying areas in and around Prayagraj city have said that they were suffering hardships due to flooding caused by the continuous rise of water level of Ganga and Yamuna rivers.