Over 2 lakh individuals affected by floods in Assam, Dibrugarh AIR centre stops broadcast


New Delhi: As the flood scenario in Assam turns grim with greater than two lakh individuals being evacuated to safer locations, the Regional Meteorological Centre in Guwahati has predicted extra rains for main components of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Manipur on Friday and Saturday.

Nearly two lakh individuals have been affected by the floods, whereas 11,500-odd individuals are in reduction camps, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority mentioned of their bulletin. As many as 9 districts — Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia — have been impacted by the floodwaters on Thursday.

In Assam’s Dibrugarh the flood water entered the All India Radio Center studios on Thursday forcing the authorites to cease the published. 

Dibrugarh has been receiving heavy rains since Tuesday and the AIR workplace cum studio advanced and residential advanced has been waterlogged with knee-deep waters. The district administration has closed Convoy Road, the place the studio is situated, because the water stage rises.

The AIR in Dibrugarh is vital for japanese India area due its shut proximity to the China-India and Indo-Myanmar borders.

Meanwhile, Bhutan launched water from its Kuricchu dam on Thursday additional ramping up the water stage by the bordering districts of Chirang, Baksa and Barpeta.