Monsoon update: Flood situation worsens in Arunachal; one killed in Assam

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 24, 2016 23:07 IST
People walk across the debris after monsoon floodwaters devastated a village road in Chaomli district of Uttarakhand. (AFP)

The flood situation in north eastern states of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam deteriorated on Sunday with death of one person and flood water inundating more areas.

In Assam, one person died in Lakhimpur and around 650,000 people were affected in 14 districts of the state.

While the southwest monsoon has brought torrential rain in sub­Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, and active in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, scattered rains were observed in several parts of the national capital.

The showers kept the temperature in the comfortable levels in New Delhi though high relative humidity caused discomfort to people.

The maximum temperature recorded in the national capital was 35 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature settled at 28.4 degrees, both a notch above the normal.

In Arunachal Pradesh, heavy to very heavy rainfall occurred at isolated places. The flood situation deteriorated in several districts as more areas were inundated and over 100 families were rendered homeless.

The Noa-Dehing River has flooded the entire Lekang circle, while the entire Namsai Township and its adjoining villages, mostly under Piyong circle, are badly affected. The water in Noa-Dehing and Jengthu rivers is flowing above the danger mark, a report from Namsai said.

The flood situation under Chongkham circle also remains grim as the water level of the Lohit, Kamlang, Berreng, Tengapani rivers and its tributaries are rapidly increasing.

The worst affected areas are Gunanagar, Alubari, Injo, Insa, Pangkhao and Kherem.

Deputy chief minister Chowna Mein visited flood-affected districts of Lohit, Namsai, East Siang, Lower Dibang Valley and Changlang to take stock of the situation.

West Bengal witnessed heavy rainfall at many places on Sunday with Bagdogra recording 27.98 cm precipitation, Cooch Behar 8.86 cm, and Jalpaiguri 7.53 cm.

Meanwhile, the MeT office in Uttarakhand issued a warning of likelihood of heavy to very heavy rain in a few areas, with extremely heavy fall at isolated places in Dehradun, Haridwar, Pauri, Nainital, Almora, Champawat and Udhamsingh Nagar districts over the next 72 hours starting tomorrow morning.

Rains lashed many parts of Punjab and Haryana as well. Chandigarh, the common capital of the two states, recorded 3.3 mm rainfall. The mercury dropped by a few notches after the showers.

In Uttar Pradesh, Sandila recorded 14 cm rainfall, Shardanagar 6 cm, and Gaighat, Ghazipur, Hardoi, Jaunpur, Ghorawal and Nagina all received 3cm rainfall each.

Bihar received moderate rainfall in most parts with Patna recording 2.9 mm of rains, while Gaya 1.6 mm since Saturday.

South west monsoon has revived in parts of Rajasthan, where heavy rainfall occurred at Kota and Ajmer divisions.

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