MANGALDAI, April 24 - The havoc of devastating storm followed by heavy downpour has been continued in many parts of Darrang district in last couple of days as nearly 500 families in several villages along the southern part of Mangaldai have seriously been affected when a powerful storm lashed the area on Saturday midnight.
This was informed by Prashant Barkakoti, Circle Officer of Mangaldai Revenue Circle. The fury of the nature has left many families homeless following the roofs of their houses being blown away. The worst effected villages have been identified as Mowamari, Gerimari, Chereng and Baghpori, among others.
The local authority is yet to assess the actual loss and damage during the storm. However, no loss of human life and livestock has been reported, the official source said. The power supply and surface transport has been badly affected in those areas as several big trees and concrete posts carrying high voltage power lines have been uprooted. Efforts are on to restore it, but in some parts power supply could not be restored till filing of this report.
It may be mentioned here that within 72 hours, the district has been ravaged second time by devastating storm just after the night of April 20 when around 2,000 families under Dalgaon Revenue Circle has been hit.
In Charaideo dist: Several villages under Sonari and Sapekhati Revenue Circles in Charaideo district have been inundated due to heavy rainfall over the past few weeks.
In total, 55,838 people are affected in the district, out of which 28,459 are under Mahmora Revenue Circle. Flood water crossed the embankment of Desang river at Desangpani, Nizkhaloighugura and Pathsaku under Mahmora Revenue Circle causing alarm to the nearby villagers.