JORHAT, April 21 - Several residential areas of Jorhat were reeling under knee-deep artificial flood water today as the storm-water drainage system of the areas could not flush out waters caused by incessant downpour.
Residents of Tarajan Kakoty Gaon, TR Phookan Road, Club Road, Dorongichuk, Rajamoidam and many other urban areas apparently suffered the worst.
Since last Saturday morning, the city witnessed heavy downpour with thunderstorms in an unprecedented way during the pre-monsoon season. The rains lashed the entire city and the rural pockets of the district which witnessed destruction of vegetables like cucumber, watermelon, pumpkin and many others in the agricultural farms.
Data collected from the scientists of the department of agricultural meteorology of Assam Agricultural University (AAU) revealed that April 20 this year recorded maximum quantity of rainfall in this pre-monsoon period with 70.4 mm of rain. However, quantity of rain decreased to 46.6 on Wednesday morning.
City dwellers, including the students and employees of various government offices, faced hardship for the incessant rains as they could not walk out without umbrellas, which are being sold in large numbers in the Chowk Bazar and several other markets of Gar Ali, Marowari Patti and shopping complexes.
On the basis of weather forecast, a scientist of meteorological department of AAU said that Jorhat may witness same kind of weather in the next three to four days.
Frequent power-cut in greater Tarajan area also caused hardships for the families and business establishments today.