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16 villages hit by floods in Jorhat district

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JORHAT, July 9 - Altogether 16 villages under three revenue circles of Jorhat district have been affected by flood waters due to overflow from the rivers due to heavy rainfall in the past few days.

A district administration official informed that 12 villages under Jorhat West Revenue Circle, three and one under Titabar and Jorhat East Revenue Circles respectively have been hit by floods.

The official said that altogether 13271 people along with 80 hectares of crop area (only under Titabar Revenue Circle) have been affected by the latest spate of floods.

So far, only one relief camp has been opened at the Borbheti LP School under Jorhat West Revenue Circle in which 203 people were taking shelter, the official stated.

Medical and veterinary department teams have been deloyed in the flood-hit areas to prevent outbreak of diseases, the official informed.

The water level of the Brahmaputra at Nimatighat here recorded at 9 am was 86.06 metres, which was above the danger level (85.04 metres) and the trend was rising, the official stated.

The Bhogdoi river at the AT Road Crossing here at 6 am recorded 87.3 metres which was below the danger level (89 metres) and the trend was steady. The water level of Jhanji river at the AT Road Crossing was 92.58 metres at 7 am below the danger level (93.83 metres) and the trend was rising, the official added.

Ferry services between Majuli-Jorhat suspended: Meanwhile, the Inland Water Transport department has suspended ferry services between Nimatighat (Jorhat) to several ghats of Majuli and vice-versa from Tuesday afternoon in view of increase in water level of the Brahmaputra.

Majuli DC reviews preparedness: Majuli Deputy Commissioner Debaprasad Misra, who is the Chairman of the District Disaster Management Authority, today convened a meeting at his office chamber at Garmur to take stock of the preparedness of the administration to undertake rescue and relief operations if flood waters submerge the island as the Brahmaputra and its tributaries were flowing above the danger mark.

Misra directed the sector and sub-sector officers of vulnerable areas to visit their respective areas immediately and take stock of the measures kept ready for undertaking rescue and relief services if floods occur.

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16 villages hit by floods in Jorhat district

JORHAT, July 9 - Altogether 16 villages under three revenue circles of Jorhat district have been affected by flood waters due to overflow from the rivers due to heavy rainfall in the past few days.

A district administration official informed that 12 villages under Jorhat West Revenue Circle, three and one under Titabar and Jorhat East Revenue Circles respectively have been hit by floods.

The official said that altogether 13271 people along with 80 hectares of crop area (only under Titabar Revenue Circle) have been affected by the latest spate of floods.

So far, only one relief camp has been opened at the Borbheti LP School under Jorhat West Revenue Circle in which 203 people were taking shelter, the official stated.

Medical and veterinary department teams have been deloyed in the flood-hit areas to prevent outbreak of diseases, the official informed.

The water level of the Brahmaputra at Nimatighat here recorded at 9 am was 86.06 metres, which was above the danger level (85.04 metres) and the trend was rising, the official stated.

The Bhogdoi river at the AT Road Crossing here at 6 am recorded 87.3 metres which was below the danger level (89 metres) and the trend was steady. The water level of Jhanji river at the AT Road Crossing was 92.58 metres at 7 am below the danger level (93.83 metres) and the trend was rising, the official added.

Ferry services between Majuli-Jorhat suspended: Meanwhile, the Inland Water Transport department has suspended ferry services between Nimatighat (Jorhat) to several ghats of Majuli and vice-versa from Tuesday afternoon in view of increase in water level of the Brahmaputra.

Majuli DC reviews preparedness: Majuli Deputy Commissioner Debaprasad Misra, who is the Chairman of the District Disaster Management Authority, today convened a meeting at his office chamber at Garmur to take stock of the preparedness of the administration to undertake rescue and relief operations if flood waters submerge the island as the Brahmaputra and its tributaries were flowing above the danger mark.

Misra directed the sector and sub-sector officers of vulnerable areas to visit their respective areas immediately and take stock of the measures kept ready for undertaking rescue and relief services if floods occur.

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