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The flood has affected 40 lakh people at 2,189 villages in 12 districts.
A total of 6.96 lakh people have been evacuated so far from the 12 districts.
37.53 lakh people have been affected so far.
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Patna is witnessing its worst floods since 1994.
The tepid reactions to the floods in Assam and Bihar, especially when contrasted with Chennai, may have something to do with how common such occurrences are in these regions. We seem to have somehow accepted our incapacity to mitigate the effects of climate change in these areas, stubbornly refusing to admit that our countervailing efforts are simply insufficient.