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Flood situation to remain grim in Northeast India as more rains likely

Flood situation to remain grim in Northeast India as more rains likely

02:08 PM

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Despite a brief respite from torrential rains in Assam, close to a population of 45,000 and seven districts are still affected by floods in the state as the Brahmaputra River continues to flow above the danger mark. The incessant rains have already created chaos in the state along with the other states of Northeast India that includes Sikkim and Tripura.

On Monday, heavy rains triggered floods in various parts of Tripura, paralyzing parts of the state and affecting more than 20,000 people who have been forced to flee their homes. More than 12 boats along with the NDRF team were engaged in the rescue operation.

As per the weatherman at Skymet Weather, Howrah River in Agartala is flowing above the danger mark that has led to torrential flooding causing rains. Heavy rains battered Sikkim as well that led to landslides in various parts of the state.

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In fact, rains have been hammering Northeast India ever since the arrival of Southwest Monsoon and heavy showers continue to occur in the state leading to floods. Moreover, with the predictions of some more moderate showers by Skymet Weather, the flood situation across Northeast India continue to remain grim.

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Skymet Weather states that the axis of Monsoon trough is running from Assam to Arunachal Pradesh. A North-South trough is also seen running from Arunachal Pradesh to Mizoram. These two weather activities are expected to give some more moderate rains in the parts of Northeast India.

In addition to this, the moderate winds from the Bay of Bengal are also blowing and are in-turn feeding moisture over the region, thereby aiding to the rainfall activity across the region.

As rains are foreseen to continue for another 4-5 days over the northeastern states including Assam and Tripura, the flood situation is expected to get no better. Hence, people are advised to remain cautious and away from the low-lying regions.

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