Guwahati: In view of continuous heavy showers, the Kamrup Metropolitan District Administration on Tuesday issued an urgent advisory for the people, wherein, it asked citizens not to go out unless necessary.
"In view of incessant rains, citizens are advised not to venture out unless absolutely essential. If your residence is prone to water logging/landslides please consider shifting to a safer location," the advisory said.
The District Administration has also issued helpline numbers for any emergency situation.
In view of incessant rains, citizens are advised not to venture out unless absolutely essential.
If your residence is prone to water logging/landslides pls consider shifting to a safer location or please contact District Administration at 1077/ 86381 12297,'' Tweeted Kamrup District administration.
The advisory comes after several parts of the Guwahati witnessed waterlogging due to continuous heavy rainfall which started on Monday night.
Following the havoc created by heavy showers in the city, at least four persons were buried alive on Tuesday in a massive landslide that took place at Nizarapar area near Boragaon area in Guwahati.
The State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), Fire and Emergency Services (F&ES), and the police are conducting relentless rescue operations at the site of the incident since the morning of June 14.
Besides Boragaon, vicinities like Bamunimaidam, Basistha, and Nabagraha in Guwahati have experienced landslides. However, there are no reports of casualties or injuries from these areas so far.
Notably, heavy rainfall in Guwahati coupled with heavy thunderstorms since the evening of June 13 has caused landslides and has also triggered floods in many parts of the city.
Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday predicted that the northeastern region will continue to receive heavy rainfall till June 17 and also issued a red alert for the state of Assam and Meghalaya.
Notably, several places in Assam and Meghalaya are already experiencing incessant rainfall, exceeding 100 mm, 250 mm, or even 300 mm.
Apart from the red alert issued for Assam and Meghalaya for Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, the IMD has sounded an orange alert for Arunachal Pradesh till June 17.
"Moisture incursion is very likely to continue due to strong lower level southerly/southwesterly winds from the Bay of Bengal to Northeast India during June 13 to 17," IMD's senior scientist Sanjay O'Neill Shaw said.
The people were severely affected as a result of it; some business establishments were forced to shut down, people got stuck in traffic jams for a long time in some areas, and the livelihoods of some were even jeopardized.