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57 villages affected by flash floods in Dibrugarh

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 Aug 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From our Staff Correspondent

Dibrugarh, Aug 11: The flash flood has affected all total 57 villages under Revenue Circle of Moran, Chabua , Tengakhat, Dibrugarh East and Dibrugarh West inundating more than 3255.759 hectre of land. The Chabua and Dibrugarh West revenue Circle are worst affected. All total 1,339.759 hectre land, 219 hectre land spreading in 18 and 16 villages are affected in Chabua and Dibrugarh West Revenue Circle respectively, while 800 hectre land in Dibrugarh East Revenue Circle are reeling under flood water.

Similarly 219 hectre and 17 hectre land are affected in Moran and Tengakhat Revenue Circle respectively. Crops areas of 1647.857 hectre in the district have been affected and all total 29,312 people have suffered in the sudden spate of water in the Brahmaputra and its tributaries due to heavy rain in the upper reaches.

The flood of the Brahmaputra, as reported, had washed away a portion of Ring Bund near Mohoghat causing great hardship in the entire area following inundation of their habitat. A number of villages, Roumari, Tengabari, Laika, Dadhia near Bindakota village, birth place of Chief Minister, Sarbanda Sonowal, have been reeling under flood water. A number of tea estates are also inundated in the area causing loss to the respective tea estates.

All total 254 marooned people in Chabua Revenue Circle and 125 in Dibrugarh West Revenue Circle have been shifted to make shift relief camps set up by the District Administration at Bindakota High School, Balijan L.P School and Niz Kai L.P School respectively. The District Administration has geared up all its machineries to face any eventuality and maintain round the clock vigil on the development. Steps are being taken up to provide adequate relief materials to the affected people. However, any causality due to flash flood, has not been reported till the filing of this report. The Brahmaputra is flowing over the danger level and it is expected that the water level causing flood situation in the district will be more grave.

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