Guwahati, Tuesday, June 26, 2012
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Flood situation in State worsens

 GUWAHATI, June 25 – The flood situation in Assam deteriorated further today as more than 1,000 villages were affected after an embankment of river Brahmaputra in worst affected Dhemaji district was breached in the early hours, reports PTI.

 Our Dhemaji Correspondents adds: Flood has taken a serious turn in Dhemaji district and more than 80,000 people have been affected. At the time when two parts of the district, West Dhemaji and Jiadhal are under floodwater of the Jiadhal river for the last two days, another two parts of the district Sissi and Jorkata under Dhemaji revenue circle have ben submerged again today by the floodwater of the mighty Brahmaputra.

Due to incessant rains that continued for several days, the serging waters of the Brahmaputra breached about 100 metres of the Sissi-Tekeliphuta dyke between Namdang and Bedlong around 7 am this morning, which submerged the areas rendering thousands of villagers homeless.

Our Dibrugarh Correspondent adds : Surging water from the Brahmaputra spilled over to hundreds of homes in eleven villages in Rohmoria and about fifteen villages in Larua mouza in the district. A portion of the Rs 59,86,47,000 crore anti erosion geobag technology project at Kachuani village was washed away by the flood waves this morning.

About 300 houses have been completely submerged in Panbari and Oakland while the water level in nine other villages – 1 No, Gorpara, Kunwar Gaon, Mazarpar, Sammonipar, Kachuani, Chengdhara, Bhakumara, Nakoidhara, Nagaghuli and Maijan Kachari line in Rohmoria is about five feet high. In Rohmoria area alone, about 1200 families have been displaced.

The flood water is rapidly spreading to villages in Larua mouza under Dibrugarh (West) revenue circle following reports of breach of embankment near Bogibeel. Brahmputra water was spilling over from above the dyke in Bogibeel. Official statement on the embankment breach however, could not be gathered.

Our Jorhat Correspondent adds: River island Majuli has been cut off from the outside world by the floodwater of the river Brahamaputra, which flowed two meters above the danger level at Nimatighat today.

Jorhat district administration has stopped ferry service between the mainland and the river island due to the rising water level in the river with effect from today.

More than 50 villages of Majuli, situated on the outskirts of the river island from Shalmora to Kamalabari have been reeling under flood water for the last couple of days. The embankments are also not so strong to protect the other villages if the water level in the river rises higher.

Our Sivasagar Correspondent adds: Due to incessant rainfall in Sivasagar, the flood situation in the district deteriorated today as surging waters of the rivers breached dykes and embankments at many places flooding many villages.

Erosion has been reported from villages located near Desangmukh area. Among the worst affected by erosion are Afala, Garbhaga and Charaipara villages where locals alleged that no help had come from the authorities.

Meanwhile, Pallavi Panging (3), daughter of Vinod Panging of Afala village lost her life when she fell from the chang ghar into the floodwaters on Sunday. A wooden bridge connecting Dikhowmukh-Rupahimukh has been submerged by the water today. Many areas in Sivasagar town are under water as drains are overflowing due to incessant rain.

Our Jonai correspondent adds:Incessant rains for the last one week on the upper reaches of neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh have caused overflowing of the rivers in Jonai subdivision and created flood havoc in the entire Southern part of Jonai in Dhemaji district.

The early flashflood, which started on Saturday night, has inundated as many as 50 villages in riverine areas in Silley, Rayang-Bijoypur, Sikari, Laimekuri, Ramdhan, Misamora and Somkong panchayats.

Surging water of Lali river entered through breached portion of Berachapori dyke and submerged vast areas in Berachapori, Sonowal Katoni, Machua Camp, Tari Majgaon, Beramilon, Kerker and Nalinipam. Similarly, overflowing waters of mighty Brahmaputra flooded the lower parts of the subdivision. Civil administration sources informed that about 35 thousand people of 50 villages have been affected by this flood.

Our Doomdooma Correspondent adds: Incessant rains for several days in this region have caused the mighty Brahmaputra to swell, leading to flood in Tinsukia district. Around 157 villages under Doomdooma revenue circle have been inundated and more than 26 thousand people are affected.

A vast tract of cropland has also been inundated by flood water in Dholla, Dangari, Kardoiguri, Baghjan areas. The water level of the Brahmaputra has been still increasing alarmingly in Dholla and it has already crossed the danger level.

The famous Dibru-Saikhowa National Park has also been inundated, forcing it’s animals to take shelter on higher ground. People of the affected villages too have been taking shelter at safer-places. The district administration has set up at least seven relief camps at the primary schools of Lawpati, Habisamguri, Hatibat, Laina, Bokapathar, Baghjan and Dorijan villages.

On the other hand, the water level of the river Noa-Dihing has also been rising at Samani area and it has already crossed the danger level posing a great threat to the entire area.

Our Nalbari correspondent adds: The incessant rain for past two days has affected normal life in Nalbari town as all the important roads and residential areas are submerged by the storm water today. Waterlogging forced the people of Nalbari town to remain confined in their homes.

The areas of the town including Bidyapur, Gopalbazar, Thana chak, Khatabari, Islamsuba, Hajo bus stand remained under kneedeep water. Road communication has been disrupted on Palla road, Hajo road, College road,Paila road and Bidyapur road of the town as they are reeling under water. The Nalbari Deputy Commissioner's office and district agriculture office were also submerged by artificial flood.

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