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Flood situation worsens in Arunachal; one killed in Assam

In Assam, one person died in Lakhimpur while around 6.5 lakh people remain affected in 14 districts of the state.

By: PTI | New Delhi |
July 24, 2016 8:40:16 pm
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The flood situation in north eastern states of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam deteriorated on Sunday with death of one person and flood water inundating new areas.

In Assam, one person died in Lakhimpur while around 6.5 lakh people remain affected in 14 districts of the state.

While the southwest monsoon has been vigorous over Sub ­Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim and active over 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, with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places, the flood situation deteriorated in several districts as new areas got inundated and over 100 families rendered homeless.

The Noa-Dehing River has flooded the entire Lekang circle while 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.

Neighbouring West Bengal on Sunday witnessed heavy rainfall at many places 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 rains in few areas with extremely heavy fall at isolated places over Dehradun, Haridwar, Pauri, Nainital, Almora, Champawat and Udhamsingh Nagar districts over the next 72 hours starting on Monday morning.

It has warned of heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over remaining districts of the state in the period.

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Rains lashed many parts of Punjab and Haryana with Chandigarh, the common capital of the two states, recording 3.3 mm rain. The mercury dropped by few notches at many places after the showers.

In Uttar Pradesh, Sandila recorded 14 cms rainfall, while Shardanagar (6 cms) Gaighat, Ghazipur, Hardoi, Jaunpur, Ghorawal, and Nagina also received rainfall (3 cms 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 since Saturday.

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