Flood situation in upper Assam remains grim

More than 50,000 people have been affected as more than forty villages were flooded by the swelling tributaries of the mighty Brahmaputra river in upper Assam`s Dhemaji and Lakhimpur districts.

Lakhimpur: More than 50,000 people have
been affected as more than forty villages were flooded by the
swelling tributaries of the mighty Brahmaputra river in upper
Assam`s Dhemaji and Lakhimpur districts.

Flowing above the danger level due to heavy rain, the
Jiadhol river flooded more than 25 villages in Dhemaji revenue
circle and submerged a portion of NH-52 at Samarajan in
Dhemaji town.

The Simen river also flooded more than 15 villages at
Jonai sub-division. The worst-hit villages are Pachim Dhemaji,
Kapah Tali, Noruwathan, Bordolpa, Sakadoloni, Kesukhonda and
Garubandha, official sources said.

Meanwhile, Jonai sub-division All Assam Students Union
(AASU) unit today blocked NH-52 at Jonai to demand more flood
aid to the affected people.

In Lakhimpur district, all the principal tributaries
and sub-tributaries of the Brahmaputra are rising with the
Subansiri at Silakhaguri, Ranganadi at NH-52 bridge, Singra at
NH-52 crossing and Dikrong at Sisapathar flowing much above
the danger level, sources said.

North East Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) sounded
an alert last night as the water level of its dam site
reservoir was rising. They also informed Lakhimpur district
administration that the dam might spill over today.

The flood situation in Nowboicha revenue circle due to
the overflowing of the Singara river was still grim, they
said, adding, the district administration was closely
monitoring the prevailing situation.

-PTI

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