Several NE states affected by floods due to heavy rains; alert issued
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 10-Jul-2017

Itanagar, July 10: As the Northeast states of India are suffering from the flood issues; so flood forecast has been released for the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Sikkim as well as some parts of Bhutan. In view of heavy to very heavy rainfall with isolated extremely heavy rainfall occurring in these states for the next two to three days, river Brahmaputra and its tributaries flowing in the States of Assam and North Bengal are rising very rapidly.

Due to this, river Brahmaputra is likely to flow in moderate to high flood situation in the districts of Dibrugarh, Jorhat and Sonitpur that is between 9th to 12th July 2017 while for Morigaon, Kamrup, Goalpara and Dhubri are for five days which means between Sunday and Wednesday.

River Ranganadi and River Jia-Bharali at NT Road crossing is likely to flow in high to unprecedented Flood situation in North Lakhimpur and Sonitpur districts respectively during the period 9th to 11th July 2017. River Dikhow at Sibsagar in Sibsagar district is likely to flow in Moderate to High Flood situation during the period Sunday to Tuesday.

Barpeta district’s River Beki at Beki Road Bridge is likely to flow in moderate to high Flood situation between Sunday to Tuesday and in the same period of time Kokrajhar district’s River Gaurang at Kokrajhar is likely to flow in Low to Moderate Flood situation, while Rivers in districts of Chirang and Bongaigaon are also likely to flow in Low to Moderate Flood situation.

Arunachal Pradesh’s River Siang is assumed to flow in moderate flood situation for next two days. Meanwhile, River Kameng in West and East Kameng districts of the state is likely to flow in moderate to High Flood situation.

Further, River Sankosh of West Bengal is flowing in unprecedented Flood situation at 4 p.m. yesterday with rising trend and is expected to flow in Moderate to High Flood Situation between Sunday and Tuesday. Similarly, at the same time, the same river at Golokganj in Dhubri district of Assam is also likely to flow in Moderate to High Flood situation.

River Torsa of Coochbehar district is expected to flow in moderate flood situation on Sunday till Tuesday. On the same time, Rivers in South Sikkim are also likely to flow in Moderate Flood situation.