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Kathmandu: The Flood Forecasting Division under the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has urged the general public to adopt a high-security alert stating that there would be a risk of floods in different parts of the country up to coming Sunday. 

As there is a possibility of heavy rainfall till Sunday, the river’s water level may increase, causing a risk of flooding. Department’s flood expert and hydrologist Engineer Bijay Dhukuchu said that most of the small rivers flowing through Ilam, Jhapa, Morang, Lamjung, Kaski, Palpa, Nawalparasi East and adjoining districts will increase today. 

According to him, the flow of small rivers flowing through Udayapur, Sindhuli, Makawanpur, Chitwan, Sindhupalchowk, Ramechhap, Achham, Doti, Kailali and adjoining districts is also likely to increase today. “Tomorrow, most of the small rivers across the country are likely to see an increase in their flow and some small rivers flowing through Gandaki, Lumbini, Karnali, and SudurPaschim provinces may face flash floods,” he said.

According to the Division, the weather will generally be fully cloudy throughout the country today. 

Light to moderate rain with thunder and lightning is likely to occur in many places of the province. Heavy rainfall is likely to occur at a few places of Koshi, Madhes, Gandaki, Lumbini, and Sudurpaschim provinces and at one or two places of the rest of the provinces. 

“It is urged to take necessary precautions to avoid the possible risks of disasters such as landslides, floods, and soil erosion in the areas prone to heavy rainfall and to partially affect daily life, agriculture, health, tourism, mountaineering, road, and air transport in those areas”, the department said in a statement.