JONAI, Aug 30 - Incessant rains for the last four days have paralysed life in Dhemaji district, especially in places like Gogamukh, Dhemaji, Silapathar and Jonai as also the Siang valley in the neighbouring state of Arunachal Pradesh. The third wave of monsoon, which has turned torrential in the region, has also created flood havoc in different parts of the district.
Meanwhile, heavy showers submerged many low lying areas and rural roads disrupting road communication at several places in Jonai subdivision. Incessant rain in the upper reaches of the hills in Arunachal Pradesh is also leading to constant rise in the water levels of rivers and streams.
Overflowing water of Lali river connected to the Brahmaputra river has created flood havoc on its right banks. As such more than 20 villages of Bahir-Jonai and Rayang Bijoypur panchayats are reeling under flood. The flash flood has inundated human habitations and paddy fields in Malbhog, Santipur, Berachapori, Tari Maggaon, Luhijaan, Munmuni Chapori, Bholukaguri villages. Similarly, the surging water of Silley river overflowed at Bahi-Silley and Mohmara area and also has crated flood fury in Nahar Silley, Bolaipam and Okland under Bahir-Jonai panchayat.
In Dhemaji, surging waters of the Jiyadhal and Kumatiya rivers entering through the plain areas have flooded human habitations in Paschim Dhemaji areas. More than 50 villages in Paschim Dhemaji, including Kesukhana, Laumuri, Naruathan, Guwekhana, Dubai, Changmaigaon and Dhupdhora are reeling under floodwater.
Floodwaters have also submerged a long stretch of the PWD road linking Laumuri and Gohaingaon. It has also washed about 2 km stretch of Laumuri-Ghilamara road snapping road communication links. The floods also washed away three bamboo bridges on the Naruathan-Burhabhakat road disrupting communication. Road communication between Dhemaji and Machkhowa has also been hit as the flood has damaged the south abutment of the RCC bridge at Butikur.
Flash floods caused by Silasuti river yesterday breached the National Highway-52 at Santipur near Dimow, snapping road communication between Silapthar and Jonai. Moreover, the surging water of Gainadi river is also flowing over the highway since this morning disrupting communication between Dhemaji and Silapathar.