After the Brahmaputra river’s water level continues to rise, Assam is witnessing flood situation. From the last few days, Assam has been witnessing heavy rainfall and a red alert has been issued in Assam, Meghalaya and Bihar.
Sajidul Haq, an official of the Central Water Commission told sources, “The rainy season has started. The river is swelling due to excessive rain. Yesterday, a warning was issued. The water level is at 49 meters, one meter below the danger level.”
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has claimed that the heavy rainfall may continue for the next three to four days as the monsoon is moving towards north and convergence of strong south-westerly winds from the Bay of Bengal.
“Isolated extremely heavy rainfall is also likely in Bihar and the Himalayan foothills, West Bengal, Assam and Meghalaya during June 25-27,” Mr Haq said.
As per reports, nearly 38,000 people in five districts of Assam have been affected. Dhemaji, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar and Dibrugarh are five worst-affected districts. Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura and Mizoram will have moderate rainfall and thunderstorms.
The monsoon has captured most of the parts of north India including Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir. Now it has reached Delhi and it is also active over southern India. The weather department warned Kerala of heavy rainfall.