NORTH LAKHIMPUR, May 27 - The overall flood situation in Lakhimpur district worsened today following release of excess water by the North East Electrical Power Corporation (NEEPCO) from its Ranganadi Hydro Electric plant (RHEP) at Yazali. Arunachal Pradesh and its neighbouring areas have been experiencing heavy downpour for the last six days, as a result of which most of the rivers flowing across the district have submerged new areas.
According to the District Emergency Operations Centre (DEOC) at North Lakhimpur, the NEEPCO has been releasing water since May 22 causing severe floods in the district.
Meanwhile, all the major rivers in Lakhimpur district, including the Brahmaputra have been rising in the last 24 hours due to heavy rainfall. So far, eight revenue villages have been affected by the current wave of flood in the district.
Embankment breached at Patacharkuchi: The Kaldia river flowing across the area has breached an embankment in Bargandubi and Tihu Dekhata, affecting around 100 families under Bajali Revenue circle. Incessant rains from the last couple of days have thrown the life out of gear here. In the town, most of the roads were inundated by rain water. In some places, knee-deep water has disrupted the surface communication. Meanwhile, overflowing water of Kaldia river has posed a threat to an embankment at Akaya, ANN Service reports from Patacharkuchi.
Flash-flood hits parts of Rangiya: Following continuous downpour for the past several days, many parts of Rangiya are now in the grip of floods. Rain water has submerged the Murara-SDO (civil) road stretch, NT Road, station area, Rangiya-Bhutan road stretch near Santipur area causing severe hardship for the common man. Drains and other civic outlets have been filled with rain water forcing the people to remain indoors. Lack of proper drainage system and growing population in the main town have aggravated the problem. Meanwhile, water level of Borolia river is also rising gradually, our Rangiya correspondent reports.