DHEMAJI, June 24 - Flood situation in Dhemaji district is reported to be grim as flood waters have submerged new rural areas of Dhemaji, Sissiborgaon and Jonai revenue circles on Wednesday morning.
The rivers and streams of the district are swelling due to overnight heavy downpour in upper reaches of Arunachal hills sites and this has created flood havoc in the riverine villages of the district.
As per ground report compiled by the circle officers, over 60,000 people of 151 villages are reeling under flood in the district. The flash flood affected 47,000 people of 101 villages in Jonai circle (worse affected) till this evening.
Water Resource department sources said the water level of the rivers is on the rise and it might increase the number of affected people till Thursday.
The flood has breached many rural roads, dykes and embankments besides destroying vast areas of wet cultivation in the affected areas, which is yet to be assessed.
The district administration has set up three relief camps� two at Dhemaji and one at Jonai circle and it�s distributing food and other relief materials among the flood-hit.
Surging water of Jiyadhal in Dhemaji circle has created flood fury at Jiyadhal, Samarajan and Pachim Dhemaji areas, while Gainadi water entered through breached dykes and flooded Sripani and Moridhal villages on its right bank under Sissioborgaon circle.
Likewise, overflowing water of Lali, Sille and Jonai river inundated many villages under Bahir-Silley, Bahir-Jonai and Rayang-Bijoypur panchayats.
Swelling Siang and Lali rivers today submerged all 4 parts of Kobuchapori island which fall under Jonai subdivision.