Hailakandi: With the water level of the major rivers rising rapidly following incessant rainfall in the past few days, the Hailakandi district administration is geared up to tackle flood situation in the district. The district administration has directed the Water Resources and other line departments to remain fully alert for dealing with the situation.
The administration has cancelled headquarters’ leave permission of employees and has directed them to remain alert to deal with any exigency. State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel have been asked to remain on stand by mode to evacuate marooned people from flood affected areas.
Katakhal river is flowing above danger level of 20.27 metre and Dhaleswari river at 28.05 metre. The water levels of Katakhal and Dhaleswari rivers recorded by the Water Resources Department at Matijuri and Gharmura sites on Friday were 21.05 metre and 29.62 metre respectively. The Barak river has also witnessed a rising trend flowing just 0.72 metre below the danger level of 19.83 metre; 55 mm of rainfall has been recorded in the past 24 hours in the district and adjoining areas.
Deputy Commissioner, Keerthi Jalli has been closely monitoring the situation in the district following incessant rainfall in the past couple of days. District Project Officer, District Disaster Management Authority, Rupjoy Maibangsa has directed all the field officers to report any flood related happenings in their respective revenue circles for prompt action. The health authorities have formed medical teams sub centre wise for providing timely medical care and treatment to the flood affected people.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal reviewed the flood situation at a high level meeting at Dispur on Thursday. Sonowal asked the Deputy Commissioners, through video conferencing, to gird up their loins to provide succour to the flood-hit people. The Chief Minister asked the DCs to activate 24x7 control rooms for immediate response to the flood situation in their districts. 17 districts of the State are reeling under flood in the second wave affecting over four lakh people.