GAURIPUR, July 19 - Non-stop and very heavy rains for the last 24 hours have stalled normal life in greater Gauripur area. Almost all the four wards of the historic town remain under knee-deep water. Specially the Malapatty, Pramathesh Barua Road, Taranath Goswami Road, Baruapatty Road, Masterpara, Chadakbari Road, Namasudrapara Road are under water.
Some of the roadside houses in the areas are submerged. Pucca drains of the town are overflowing causing serious health hazards to the tax payers as these drains have not been cleared for last three to four months. The residents of the town have been compelled to remain at their homes. Some of the cattle farmers of the town failed to supply milk to their customers as their cowsheds are under rain water. There is no sign of improvement of the weather and the town is facing uninterrupted rain till filing of this report.
Meanwhile, the Gadadhar river is flowing above the danger level and has inundated vast areas including Asharkandi, South Geramari, Beguntali, Falimari, Harinchara, part of Bhelakoba, Saraldanga, Chapgarh, Fulkumari villages under Gauripur circle. Vegetables farmers have had to incur heavy loss as almost all their fields have been submerged by rain and flood water.