government today sounded an alert across the state after flood waters
breached embankments and submerged roads and houses in Lakhimpur,
Dhemaji and Sonitpur districts, affecting around 2.5 lakh people,
officials said today.
Incessant heavy rains in Arunachal Pradesh
and the affected districts triggered the first wave of floods with
75,000 people being displaced as their dwellings were washed away, the
The state government, after sounding the alert,
directed the National Disaster Management teams and district
administrations to provide rescue, medical and relief materials to the
The road link between Assam and
Arunachal Pradesh through Dhemaji district has been severed following
the flood waters running over National Highway-52 at Samarajan.
rising waters of the Brahmaputra were also swelling the streams inside
the one-horned rhino habitat Kaziranga National Park in Golaghat
district, Park sources said.
A report from worst-hit Lakhimpur
district said more than 150 villages with around 1.2 lakh people were
submerged by the Brahmaputra and its tributaries flowing above the
The North Lakhimpur College area of district
headquarters Lakhimpur town was waterlogged by the Sondi river, while
the Ronganadi river overran 60 villages under Lakhimpur revenue circle