MORANG, July 1: Residents of more than a dozen villages have been urged to take safety measures amid risks of flooding, according to Nepal Red Cross Society Morang Chapter.
The villages are at risks after floods in Bakraha, Ratuwa, Lohandra, Chisang, Singiya, Keshliya rivers in the district. Among those at severe risk are those living near the Bakraha River.
The Bakraha River poses threat to the people from Madhumalla, Mechedangi, Govindapur, Itahar, Bardanga and Hasandah villages in the district.
Similarly, Ratuwa River is a big threat to Itahar, Sijuwa and Mahadeva settlements, while Lohandra River threatens life and property at Matiyari and Dhokardhar.
According to the Society, 14 persons were killed in flooding while two went missing in the district last year. Similarly, more than 3,500 households were displaced by the inundation.
Urlabari Municipality Mayor, Khadga Fago, however, said local levels have allocated budgets for the preparedness of possible risk of flood and inundation. Ward chairs and members were given special responsibility to make people aware of it, he added.