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Heavy rain likely to trigger flood in Cachar

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SILCHAR, June 27 - Heavy rains in the past few days across Barak Valley and neighbouring States of Manipur and Mizoram have raised chances flood in several areas of Cachar district.

According to reports from the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), even as the flow of water is steady, water level of river Barak at the Annapurna Ghat gauge station was recorded at 20.21 metres at 5 pm on Tuesday. The danger level at this point is 19.83 metres.

According to Shamim Ahmed Laskar, project officer, DDMA, Cachar, the embankments at Hatirhar under Shalchapra block, Mahadevpur in Borjurai, Sonabarighat, Kali Bari Chor and Malugram areas have been marked vulnerable.

On the other hand, sensing an imminent emergency, the Cachar district administration organised a preparatory meeting to combat the flood situation.

Expressing concern over the situation, Cachar Deputy Commissioner, S Vishwanathan has directed officials of concerned departments to remain alert and carry out rescue operations. He has also issued notices to those employees who are on leave to report to their respective departments with immediate effect.

�The rising water level is a cause of concern. All field level staff have been asked to remain alert and teams from the Water Resources department are working to mend the embankments in the vulnerable areas of the district. We are closely monitoring the developments,� the Deputy Commissioner said. He was quick to add that though the next 24 hours will be crucial, the district administration is ready with relief materials and will carry out rescue operations in the district if need be.

Meanwhile, people in the low-lying areas of the district have already started to seek shelter in various refugee camps across the district.

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Heavy rain likely to trigger flood in Cachar

SILCHAR, June 27 - Heavy rains in the past few days across Barak Valley and neighbouring States of Manipur and Mizoram have raised chances flood in several areas of Cachar district.

According to reports from the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), even as the flow of water is steady, water level of river Barak at the Annapurna Ghat gauge station was recorded at 20.21 metres at 5 pm on Tuesday. The danger level at this point is 19.83 metres.

According to Shamim Ahmed Laskar, project officer, DDMA, Cachar, the embankments at Hatirhar under Shalchapra block, Mahadevpur in Borjurai, Sonabarighat, Kali Bari Chor and Malugram areas have been marked vulnerable.

On the other hand, sensing an imminent emergency, the Cachar district administration organised a preparatory meeting to combat the flood situation.

Expressing concern over the situation, Cachar Deputy Commissioner, S Vishwanathan has directed officials of concerned departments to remain alert and carry out rescue operations. He has also issued notices to those employees who are on leave to report to their respective departments with immediate effect.

�The rising water level is a cause of concern. All field level staff have been asked to remain alert and teams from the Water Resources department are working to mend the embankments in the vulnerable areas of the district. We are closely monitoring the developments,� the Deputy Commissioner said. He was quick to add that though the next 24 hours will be crucial, the district administration is ready with relief materials and will carry out rescue operations in the district if need be.

Meanwhile, people in the low-lying areas of the district have already started to seek shelter in various refugee camps across the district.