DHEMAJI, June 17 - Heavy downpour in the upper reaches of Arunachal hills for the last three days has flooded many parts of Dhemaji district. Surging water of the rivers have inundated low-lying areas in Dhemaji and Jonai subdivisions. However, water has receded from some areas today.
Overflowing water of Jiyadhal has created flood fury in Hatigarh, Naruwathan and Chamarajan panchayats under Dhemaji revenue circle. According to a report, 15 villages are now reeling under floods. Similarly, Kekuri Ahom, Tinghoria-Mising, Balijan, Bordolopa, Bordhekera, Sorudhekera, No. 2 Gheyari, Baruah Pathar and Thengalchuk, Jalbhari, Sokola-dulani, Kekuri Chapori, Kochari Pathar, Na-ali Bhijugain are experiencing flash floods.
A flood report prepared by the District Disaster Management Agency (DDMA) revealed that around 1,600 people under the revenue circle have been affected in the second wave of floods. The administration has opened two relief camps at Hesuli LP School and Chamarajan GP office accommodating altogether 158 inmates. The administration has also started distribution of food items and other essential items among the affected people.
On the other hand, the overflowing Lali river in Jonai revenue circle has entered Bahir-Jonai area through a breached portion of a dyke at Berachapori on the right bank. Flood waters have submerged a large portion of Berachapori area creating problems for the local villagers.
Water level of Jiyadhal, which was reportedly receding on Monday evening suddenly rose on Tuesday morning and marooned four families of Hesuli village. Later, a team of jawans of 12 Bn NDRF stationed at Dhemaji swung into action at the affected site, rescuing 28 people along with their belongings and livestock.