DHEMAJI, Aug 31 - The flood situation in west Dhemaji deteriorated today due to incessant rains in the district and the upper reaches of neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh. The flood waters of the Jiadhal have created havoc in the greater west Dhemaji area in Dhemaji revenue circle inundating nearly 50 villages. About 40,000 people in the area have been affected by the current wave of Jiadhal flood.
The worst-affected villages in the area include Laumuri, Naruathan, No. 2 Naruathan, Misamari, Kechukhana, Dhobabari, Changmaibari, Bordhekera, Chakaladalani, Garubandha, Kalakata, Lakhtakia, Ghuhuha, Kahikuchi, Hatigarh, Gohain Chapari, Chengamari, etc. The flood waters in these villages have risen up to waist level inside the houses, forcing people to take shelter either on highlands or the roads along with their cattle and poultry.
Four PWD roads � Butikor- Ghilamara, Laumuri-Gohain Chapari, Naruathan-Gaharikhana, and Naruathan-Burabhakat � have partially been submerged by flood waters causing disruption to the road communication in the area.
The floods have washed away a 15-metre portion of the approach road to the RCC bridge at Laumuri on the Laumuri-Gohain Chapari PWD Road, totally cutting off several interior villages from the mainland. The standing paddy crop fields in the area are also under water.
Dhemaji Deputy Commissioner AK Bordoloi along with ADC DK Mili today visited the flood-hit areas of west Dhemaji and took stock of the relief operations there.