JORHAT, Sept 15 - Twenty-four revenue villages were submerged in Majuli after water from the Brahmaputra and its tributaries entered the villages located along the riverine areas outside the embankment.
A district administration official told The Assam Tribune that water level in the rivers rose since September 13 following heavy rains in Arunachal Pradesh in the past few days, and from yesterday afternoon water started flowing into the villages.
The official said that floodwaters severely affected five villages, while in the rest 19 villages, the situation was comparatively better with the villages less inundated.
Over 6,000 people have been hit by this wave of floods. The district administration has sounded an alert, with Majuli Deputy Commissioner Deba Prasad Misra, who is the Chairman of the District Disaster Management Authority, keeping a close watch on the situation.
The DC has said that the administration was fully prepared to meet any kind of situation arising out of the floods, the official added.