Assam flood situation likely to worsen further as IMD issues heavy rainfall alert
GUWAHATI: The flood situation in Assam has already taken a grim turn due to rainfall creating havoc in many areas across the state.
The situation is likely to worsen as the India Meteorological Department has issued warning for rainfall for the next couple of days across the state on Sunday.
Reportedly, Dhemaji is the worst affected district in the state with over 10,000 people. Also five relief camps have been made functional for Dhemaji, Chirang and Dibrugarh.
As per the data by Central Water Commission Official issued on Sunday, the Brahmaputra river is flowing in above normal flood situations to severe flood situations in Sonitpur, Goalpara, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Sonitpur & Jorhat districts (Assam) due to rainfall for the past 4 to 5 days.
Tributaries of Brahmaputra- River Subansiri in Lakhimpur, River Beki in Barpeta, Jia-Bharali in Sonitpur & Sankosh in Dhubri (Assam); Desang in Sibsagar (Assam); River Siang in East Siang (Arunachal Pradesh) are flowing in above normal flood situations to severe flood situations, it further stated.
Also, there have been reports of erosion in Kokrajhar, Goalpara, Bongaingaon, and Biswanath Chariali.