DHEMAJI, Sept 24 - The overall flood situation in Dhemaji district in North Assam is grim as rivers of the district are in spate due to sufficient rainfall activities at upper reaches of Arunachal hill sites.
The third wave of flash flood triggered by mighty Brahmaputra and its tributaries, which started on Saturday, has affected 14,960 people in Dhemaji district including 2298 villagers in Jonai subdivision so far.
Overflowing water of Lali river, which entered Bera chapori area along the breached dykes flooded two villages, while floodwaters of Brahmaputra river inundated ten villages of Mesaki chapori and Bogoriguri area under Jonai revenue circle.
About 450 relief inmates are still living in two relief camps set up at Mesaki Rabha and Bogoriguri weekly market in Jonai circle. The subdivisional administration of Jonai has been supplying food and other relief items to the inmates, while medical and public health officials are conducting mobile camps in the flood-affected villages.
In Dhemaji circle, surging waters of Jiyadhal entered Panitola village under Dhemaji circle and created hardships to 360 people of 80 families. The Panitola LP school near NH-515 is reeling under floodwaters for the last three days.
On the other hand, Kumatiya and Na-nadi rivers, which are in spate due to heavy rainfall at upper reaches of Arunachal hills sites, flooded 35 villages under Gogamukh circle. The floodwaters also ravaged Gorotali, Chutiyakari, Rotuwa, Betonihula, Berbhonga, Bhokotgaon villages under Bordoibam area thereby affecting 12,305 villagers.
As per record of District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), the flash flood this year so far affected about 48,000 people of 174 villages in Dhemaji district besides submerging 8000 hectares of cultivated land and claiming one life.
Water Resource Department of the district this evening recorded that Brahmaputra, Jiyadhal and Gainadi rivers are flowing above danger levels in the district, posing a threat of more devastation in the coming days.