Floodwaters in Assam recede, misery to life continues

July 22, 2019 3:16 PM |

Rain and Floods in Northeast India

The northeastern states of the country have been reeling under the flood fury for almost over a week. The Assam valley has been majorly impacted as the Brahmaputra river flows through and through this state. In Assam, nearly fifty people have died so far in floods and landslides.

Over six million people have been affected by the floods and 25,000 people have been displaced.

The floods have completely damaged more than 1,650 houses, with some 3,730 others partially damaged.

In the last 24 hours, Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh saw 75.6 mm of rains while Cherrapunji in Meghalaya recorded 119.4 mm of rains. The rains have reduced in Jorhat, Guwahati, and Dhubri but still, the Brahmaputra river is flowing above the danger level.

In Kaziranga National Park, a World Heritage site, the flood water level recorded a drop of 138 cm. The calamity has claimed the lives of 129 animals, including 10 rhinos, 62 hog deer, eight sambhar deer and an equal number of wild boar, five swamp deer, two porcupines, an elephant, and a wild buffalo since July 13.

Presently, a branch of the eastern end of Monsoon Trough is passing across Sub-Himalayan West Bengal to Nagaland across Assam and Meghalaya. Simultaneously, a Western Disturbance is moving across the Tibet region. Also, moist winds are continuing to blow in these states across the Bay of Bengal. Thus, the Southwest Monsoon will continue to give rains in the states of Northeast India.

These Monsoon rains will be mostly light to moderate in nature with isolated heavy spells in between.

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