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Assam: Water level rises in rivers across Hailakandi district

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With the water level of the three major rivers of Hailakandi district rising drastically following incessant rains in Barak Valley and neighbouring Mizoram, the administration is all set to tackle flood situation amid the coronavirus outbreak in the district.

Reportedly, All the three rivers of Hailakandi district have recorded sudden rise in water level in the past 72 hours. Dhaleswari river has crossed the danger level of 28.05 metre while Katakhal and Barak rivers are flowing a few notches below the danger mark.

Meanwhile, the District Disaster Management Authority appealed to the people not to venture out near rivers in spate and parents to keep close watch on their children in view of several drowning incidents in the recent past.

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The North Eastern Space Applications Centre, Meghalaya through its flood early warning system (FLEWS) has sounded an alert valid for 36 hours starting at around 5.30 pm on Monday of heavy to very heavy rainfall in Hailakandi district and adjoining areas that may lead to flooding of Lala, Hailakandi and Algapur revenue circles following rise in water levels of Barak, Katakhal and Dhaleswari rivers.

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority has asked DDMA, Hailakandi to take necessary preparedness measures.
District Project Officer, DDMA, Rupjoy Maibangsa said water levels of all the three rivers are rising rapidly specially Dhaleswari which is rising alarmingly at 10 cm per hour above the danger level. “Following the alert, all concerned have been informed to be on vigil to tackle any flood related situation,” added Maibangsa.

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