Officials report heavy rain and consequent severe flooding have left at least 48 dead in Uttar Pradesh state as of Saturday, September 28. Sustained rainfall has impacted some 580,000 people across Uttar Pradesh, primarily in the eastern part of the state. Officials in Lucknow, Amethi, and Hardoi districts closed schools and colleges on Saturday due to heavy flooding and associated transportation disruptions.
Further rainfall is forecast to continue through Sunday, September 29, with intermittent heavy rainfall in isolated areas. Transportation disruptions, including road closures and train delays and cancelations, and communication disruptions are expected in the coming hours and days.
Heavy rain and flooding are relatively common during the summer monsoon, which usually hits India from July to September.
Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports and to contact their airline for more information. Avoid areas directly affected by flooding, confirm road conditions and flight reservations before setting out, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities. Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters; 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.
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