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Incessant rains affect normal life in Northeast

Incessant rains affect normal life in Northeast

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 Oct 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Agartala/Guwahati, Oct 22: Normal life was badly affected in most parts of the northeastern region due to the incessant rains since Thursday due to a hyperactive depression in the Bay of Bengal, officials said.

Officials of India Meteorological Department (IMD) predict that due to the depression, the rains accompanied by a light squall would continue till Sunday.

Low lying areas, patches of roads, paddy fields and several houses were inundated by the rain water in Tripura.

Incessant rainfall also continued in different parts of Assam on Saturday, with brief intervals at some places since Friday evening dampening the festive spirit.

An official of the Tripura Disaster Control Centre said though the water level in most of rivers in Tripura is heavily increased, they are flowing below the danger level.

Tripura Revenue and Relief Minister Badal Choudhury and Urban Development Minister Manik Dey, accompanied by officials, visited some rain affected areas and assessed to take some future measures to check inundation of water.

The IMD office in Agartala recorded 157 mm rainfall since Friday morning.

“A light to moderate rain occurred at most places over Aruchal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura with isolated heavy rainfall in Aruchal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura along with isolated very heavy rainfall in Aruchal Pradesh and Assam and light rain occurred at most places over galand during the last 24 hours,” said a senior official of the Regiol Meteorological Centre at Guwahati on Saturday.

“Heavy and very heavy rain fall at isolated places were predicted over Aruchal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya on Sunday too,” he said. (IANS)

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