Flood havoc in Sivasagar, Golaghat district; Dikhou river flowing over ‘danger level’

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Following incessant rains for last 48 hours in neighbouring hilly state of Nagaland, the tributaries of Brahmaputra river originates in the Naga hills region have been flowing over danger level in both Sivasagar and Golaghat district of the state.

To meet the situation emerged from flash flood, administration of both the districts have opened up relief camps and distributed flood reliefs among the affected people. SDRF (State Disaster Response Force) and NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) men have been put in service to rescue marooned people in both the districts.

In Sivasagar district, the Dikhou river have been flowing over danger level since last night. Surging water of Dikhou water inundated vast areas in the district. On Wednesday morning, flood water submerged a portion of state PWD road between Nazira and Sivasagar town.

In Golaghat district, surging water of Dhansiri river created flood havoc. More than 30 villages have been inundated in flood water. District administration has open relief camps. SDRF men have rescued marooned people from flood affected areas.

Villagers in Golaghat district alleged that NEEPCO had released its excess water from a dam of its Doyang project in Nagaland which triggered flash flood in downstream areas in Golaghat district.

In northern Assam , vast areas have been inundated in flash flood following heavy rains in Arunachal Pradesh. Most of the rivers flowing in northern Assam originates in Arunachal Pradesh hills.

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