Guwahati: The India Meteorological Department has forecasted heavy rainfall for the Northeast region including Assam. The forthcoming week seems to bring flood fury to the region as heavy rainfall forecasts have gripped the entire region. Assam, along with all other northeastern states are predicted to go through heavy rainfall.
The weather forecast for Assam states heavy rainfall on 4th and 5th days:
Moderate rain/thundershower is very likely to occur at many places over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura.
DAY 1: Heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at isolated places over Meghalaya
DAY 2: Nil
DAY3: Heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at isolated places over Mizoram
DAY 4: Heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at isolated places over Assam, Nagaland & Manipur
DAY 5: Heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at isolated places over Assam.
The main weather observations of the IMD official website states, “Heavy to very heavy rainfall recorded at isolated places over Assam & Meghalaya and Heavy rainfall at isolated places over Arunachal Pradesh, Sub- Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Lakshadweep, Kerala, Konkan & Goa and Punjab.”
As Assam is still reeling under flood with the bed of the mighty Brahmaputra swelling, many places in the state are wholly inundated by floodwater. Thousands of villages in the state are submerged by water with the villagers finding their last resort in the relief camps. However, the flood relief provided to the flood-affected is below any match with the number of flood-affected people as the government has not been able to play an active role in helping the helpless villagers. The most affected districts of the state are Lakhimpur, Dibrugarh, Nalbari, Sonitpur, Nagaon and Chirang with other states also facing flood-related issues.
Shortage of food and water along with a hygienic shelter is the prime need of the flood-affected people at this point of time and the government must act timely to provide adequate help to the needy.