Dwelling houses submerged by Lali river at Kobu-chapori in Jonai.

More than 5000 people have been affected by flash flood in North Assam’s Dhemaji district.  The water level in the rivers of the district are rising due to heavy downpour occurred in the upper reaches of Arunachal Pradesh since June 24.  The rising waters have flooded nine villages in Jonai and Dhemaji revenue circles.

Surging waters of Siang and Lali rivers have inundated four villages at Kobuchapri island under Jonai revenue circle, affecting about 4,500 villagers.

Rising waters have also damaged large area of standing crops besides submerging five schools, rural roads and bridges in the sar area.

The affected families along with their livestock are taking shelter on the highlands, while academic activities of the educational institutions are on halt due to flash flood.

Overflowing water of Jiyadhal in Dhemaji circle has entered human habitation on its left bank and affected about 500 villagers at Shalmari, Pabhomari, Dulungkhat, Bhojugaon and Na-ali villages.

According to report, the water level of Brahmaputra, Jiyadhal, Kumatiya and Gainadi river is marinating rising trend.

Disaster Management department officials said that the district administration is closely observing the situation and instructed water resource officials to have frequent vigil on the water levels in the rivers.

Prafulla Kaman

Prafulla Kaman is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dhemaji. He can be reached at: pkradio16@gmail.com

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