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Torrential Monsoon rains in Tripura trigger floods

Torrential Monsoon rains in Tripura trigger floods

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Updated on June 15 at 12:00 PM: Tripura has been reeling under floods as Monsoon showers have been lashing the state of Tripura for the past many days.

The depression which formed in the Bay of Bengal and travelled to Tripura after weakening as a low-pressure area gave extremely heavy showers. As per Skymet Weather, the remnants of the system in the form of a cyclonic circulation is in close vicinity of Tripura. Thus, heavy rains are going on over the state.

In the last 24 hours from 8:30 am on Thursday, Agartala recorded heavy rain to the tune of 74. 2 mm. It is anticipated that active Monsoon conditions will continue to prevail over the state. Therefore, relief from the floods is not anticipated anytime soon.

Updated on June 14 at 16:11 PM: Northeastern part of the country is a homogenous place as it comprises of valleys, mountains and plain pockets simultaneously. However, most areas are mostly high grounds. Floods mostly occur in the regions which are mostly plains or comprise of river beds. The state of Tripura is a relatively plain area, thus, the state is prone to floods.

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Heavy to very heavy Monsoon rains have been occurring over Tripura since really long. The depression which formed in the Bay of Bengal and crossed Bangladesh coast weakened into a low-pressure area and passed Tripura eventually. This system gave hefty showers over the capital city of Agartala and adjoining regions. Agartala recorded 86 mm of rains and Sabroom in South district witnessed 172.6 mm of rains which triggered floods in Tripura.

This system has now weakened into a cyclonic circulation and lies over Assam and adjoining Nagaland region. It is expected that Monsoon rains would continue to occur over Tripura in the coming days as well.

In wake of the rains and Tripura being a plain state, many districts are experiencing floods. As per media reports, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb quoted that over 10,000 people have taken shelter in 76 camps across the state. In fact, two people have been reported dead in wake of the torrential rains causing floods.

In fact, even after rain stops, the rain in the catchment area and the waterbodies will keep water levels on rise. Thus, flood situation would remain grim in Tripura.

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