Flood situation in Assam remains grim

Flowing above the danger level due to heavy rain, the Jiadhol river flooded more than 25 villages in Dhemaji revenue circle and submerged a portion of NH-52 at Samarajan in Dhemaji town.

The Simen river also flooded more than 15 villages at Jonai sub-division. The worst-hit villages are Pachim Dhemaji, Kapah Tali, Noruwathan, Bordolpa, Sakadoloni, Kesukhonda and Garubandha, officials said.

Meanwhile, the local unit of the All Assam Students Union (AASU) blocked NH-52 at Jonai demanding more flood aid to the affected people.

In Lakhimpur district, all the principal tributaries and sub-tributaries of the Brahmaputra are rising with the Subansiri at Silakhaguri, Ranganadi at NH-52 bridge, Singra at NH-52 crossing and Dikrong at Sisapathar flowing much above the danger level, officials said.

North East Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) sounded an alert last night as the water level of its dam site reservoir was rising. It also informed the Lakhimpur district administration that the dam might spill over today.

The flood situation in Nowboicha revenue circle due to the overflowing of the Singara river was still grim, they said, adding, the district administration was closely monitoring the prevailing situation.

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