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Flood Situation In Northeast Remains Grim; Arunachal, Assam, Meghalaya On High Alert

The heart-balming situation is that Kerala recovers from the overwhelming damage of flood but miserably the Centre has again raised an alarm over the grim flood situation in the Northeastern states. Now Northeastern states like Assam, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh, and are caught up in the similar flood like situation in Kerala.

A flood alert has been issued in low-lying areas bordering the Siang (Brahmaputra) river in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam following China cautioned India about the rising water level in the river which is called Tsangpo across the border. According to report the Brahmaputra in Assam and Siang river in Arunachal Pradesh are flowing along the danger mark and there is a possibility of flooding the states.

As claimed by the Chinese government in a report on Friday the Tsangpo river — the Siang river upon entering India — “had reached its highest level in the last 50 years”. The Chinese report says that the heavy rains in the river basin are about to cause massive flooding in the states

The same kind of warning was released in Meghalaya also when the government on Friday evening, issued a flood warning to the deputy commissioners of West Garo Hills, South West Garo Hills and North Garo Hills after heavy rain and subsequent water release from China.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has stationed teams across vulnerable points in the Northeastern states.

Nagaland has confronted abnormal rainfall in the last few weeks leading to a flood-like situation in the state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi while speaking to Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Saturday assured all possible support to the flood-affected state involving the rescue and relief operations.

The Nagaland government by issuing a press statement said that it requires immediate funds of estimated Rs 800 crore, for the restoration work. Twelve people have been killed, over 5,000 houses damaged in the recent floods of Nagaland.