Heavy rains lash Assam, floods in several districts


GUWAHATI: Most parts of Assam have been witnessing heavy rainfall once again over the weekend, with isolated extremely heavy falls also expected across the state.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the westerly winds from the monsoon trough and the humid easterly winds blowing in from the Bay of Bengal have been converging over east and northeast India, thereby giving rise to unstable weather conditions over the region, reports

The instability is set to cause widespread monsoon showers across Assam.

Meanwhile, alert has been sounded in many districts in view of the rising water levels of the rivers in the state.

According to the information provided by the Central Water Commission, the Brahmaputra and many other rivers have been flowing in severe situation.

Till Saturday, six lakh people were affected in 1,109 villages across 20 of the state’s 33 districts. These include Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Charaideo, Biswnath, Udalguri, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Goalpara, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia. A total of 8,474 people were in 92 relief camps as on Saturday.

Several embankments were breached, and roads and bridges damaged as a result of the rising floodwaters in many districts of Assam.