|Flood situation worsens in Lakhimpur district|
NORTH LAKHIMPUR, July 13 - Flood situation in Lakhimpur district has worsened as the Brahmaputra and its tributaries Subansiri, Dikrong and Ranganadi are rising. The flood water of Brahmaputra and Subansiri has submerged more than 20 villages in Narayanpur.
In Bihpuria Revenue Circle, people of nine villages have remained marooned by the flood and erosion caused by a rising Subansiri for the last five days. In Dhakuakhana subdivision, the overflowing water of Korha, Kumotiya, Jiyadhal and Champora has inundated ten villages under Subansiri Revenue Circle. In Ghilamora, the flood water has inundated dozens of villages. The flood-prone Bang Kleng region of Ghilamora has remained cut-off from the rest of the district for more than four days following breach of the PWD road by flood water. Though the district administration arranged boats to reach out to the marooned people of Bang Kleng, the rise in the water level has forced the authorities to suspend the boat services.
In North Lakhimpur Revenue Circle, flood by Subansiri and Ranganadi continues to inundate wide areas. The water levels of Ranganadi rose again today following the release of dam water by NEEPCO’s Ranganadi Hydro Electrical Plant in Yazali, Arunachal Pradesh. In Kadam Revenue Circle, the overflowing Gomnadi river breached the protective dyke on its right hand bank at Moridirgha fast threatening the NH-15 and Kadam-Serajuli PWD road. The overflowing water of Singra has also affected many villages in Nowboicha Revenue Circle of Lakhimpur district. Meanwhile, the District Congress Committee led by its president Dr Joy Prakash Das distributed relief material to the flood-affected people in West Telahi, Luit-Khabolu and Panigaon regions of the district.