Assam is in the grip of second wave of floods, triggered by incessant rains in the state and neighbouring states, which has affected around 25,000 people of five districts of the state.

Over 12,000 people were affected in Dhemaji district after floodwaters of the Gai river breached a portion of an embankment at Sissiborgaon area in the district and submerged 10 villages.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), a total of 41 villages in Dhemaji district have been affected in the second wave of floods.

On the other hand, the water levels of Brahmaputra river and its tributaries are gradually increasing following incessant rainfalls in the state.

The Brahmaputra river is flowing above danger mark at Jorahat while Dikhow river is above danger mark at Sivasagar, Disang river at Nanglamuraghat in Sivasagar district, Dhansiri river at Numaligarh in Golaghat district, Jia Bharali river at NT Road crossing in Sonitpur district.

In Guwahati, the water level of Brahmaputra river is rising by 1 cm per hour.

A Central Water Commission (CWC) official Jitumoni Das said the water level of Brahmaputra river is gradually increasing. “Since last night, the water level is rising by 1 cm per hour. If rainfall is continued then water level will be increased more,” Jitumoni Das said.

On the other hand, in view of the rising water level of Brahmaputra river, the Kamrup (Metro) district administration has suspended plying of boats, ferry services in Guwahati till June 24.

Over 3.81 lakh were affected and 10 people died in the state in the first wave of flood this year.


News Source: India Today


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