LAKHIMPUR: The flood situation remains grim in Lakhimpur district. Rather, the situation worsened in Bihpuriya and Narayanpur Revenue Circles (RC) on Tuesday. However, flood receded from almost 27 villages under Naoboicha RC due to decrease in water level of the rivers Singara, Gelahati and Bokanadi. As a result of it, the number of affected villages decreased to nine on Tuesday from Saturday's figure of 36. But the situation still remains grim in Bihpuriya RC and Narayanpur RC due to flood caused by rivers like Subansiri and Dikrong along with their tributaries. Six more villages were inundated by flood in Narayanpur RC on Tuesday while four more villages were submerged afresh under Bihpuriya RC. Similarly, three more villages under Subansiri RC, two villages under Kadam RC and four more villages under Dhakuakhana RC got submerged afresh in flood on the same day. However, flood receded from three villages under North Lakhimpur RC. A woman died in the flood in Naoboicha RC. The woman has been identified as Khaduwa Begum (26), wife of Faijul Islam, resident of Mohghuli under North Lakhimpur Police Station.
On Tuesday, the third wave of deluge of the year submerged a total of 151 villages under seven RCs. Out of them, 66 villages under Bihpuriya RC, 30 villages under Narayanpur RC, 9 villages under Naoboicha RC, 17 villages under Dhakuakhana RC, 10 villages under Subansiri RC, five villages under Kadam RC and two villages under North Lakhimpur RC were inundated by flood. Though the number of people affected in flood was 91,732 till Monday, it decreased to 81,061 on Tuesday. A total of 2707.15 hectares of crop area, 22,490 big animals, 9,055 small animals and 7,150 poultry were affected by flood.
Two flood relief camps were opened under Narayanpur RC, one at Phulanikhat HS School and the other at Namoni Subansiri HS School where there are 264 inmates at present.
The district administration distributed relief items at 14 relief distribution points, four under Narayanpur RC, three under Subansiri RC and seven under Dhakuakhana RC on Monday while the relief items were distributed at six points under Bihpuriya RC and five points under Dhakuakhana RC on Tuesday. On the other hand, the NEEPCO stopped releasing the excess water from Ranganadi Hydro Electric Plant (RHEP) at 3.30 pm on Monday.