Assam hit by second wave of floods

Assam`s flood-prone Lakhimpur and Dhemaji districts were today hit by the second flood of the season following heavy rainfall in the catchment areas, officials said.

Lakhimpur: Assam`s flood-prone
Lakhimpur and Dhemaji districts were today hit by the second
flood of the season following heavy rainfall in the catchment
areas, officials said.

The water level of Brahmaputra`s tributaries Ranganadi
and Singora was rising alarmingly with fresh areas being
inundated affecting 30 villages under Lakhimpur and Naoboicha
revenue circles.

The North Eastern Electricity Power Corporation released
30 cusecs of water and opened its sluice gates at the
Ranganadi Hydel Power Project following technical snag in a
power grid yesterday, they said.

This also led to fresh flooding in the two districts with
the causeway of National Highway-52 near Ranganadi Bridge
submerged and road communication disrupted.

The state government has directed the district
administration to provide immediate relief and rehabilitation
to the affected people, the officials said.

Several districts of Upper Assam were hit by the first
wave of floods in last week of March.

PTI

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