Guwahati, August 12: For last four days, heavy rains had disturbed routine life in states like Assam, Tripura, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh. In past 24 hours, parts of these states are facing extreme flash floods and the situation has turned extremely grim. In last four days, 5 people lost their lives and around 10 lakh were affected by the floods. The state weather department has also issued a red alert till Sunday.
More than 19 district’s of Assam are once again under flood waters. The Disaster Management Authority of Assam reportedly said that over 63 thousand people have taken refuge in 268 relief camps in the state as over 1,750 villages are trapped. Around 1 lakh hectares of cropland has also been submerged.
The NDRF is also conducting rescue operations across the state. The army has also been put on stand by alert for emergency rescue operations, news agency PTI reported.
The worst affected district in upper Assam are Lakhimpur, Tinsukia and Dhemaji and in lower Assam, it is Chirang, Bongaigaon and Kokrajhar.
According to NDTV report, the swollen Brahmaputra river is also flowing above the danger level at several places and the water level is rising cm every few hours. In Assam, nine other rivers are also flowing above the danger mark.
In Agartala, the capital of Tripura, nearly 20,000 people have taken shelter in relief camps. The State Emergency Response Centre reportedly said that several major rivers, including Howrah River, which passes through the capital city, were flowing above the danger mark.
The Kyunshi River in Meghalaya is also flowing above the danger mark. Parts of Garo hills are also cut off from the rest of the state. The worst-affected area is the South Garo Hills.
The monsoon rainfall in Arunachal Pradesh is creating havoc across the state with reports of floods and road blockades coming in from various parts of the state. In North Bengal, almost all trains are running late.