Assam: Heavy Rains Disrupt Guwahati, IMD Issues Red Alert

Normalcy in Guwahati has been disrupted due to heavy rain. In Assam and Meghalaya, the IMD has issued a’red alert’ for the next few days.

The daily routine of the common people in the state capital, Guwahati, has been disrupted due to heavy rainfall in the northeastern states, particularly Assam. Showers that started on Monday night and haven’t stopped since have submerged many parts of Guwahati in knee-high water.

It’s worth noting that multiple cities around the state capital have been submerged in waist-high water as of Wednesday, June 15.

During the heavy rains in Guwahati on Tuesday, four people died in a landslide in the Nizarapar area near Boragaon.

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The incident occurred in Boragaon, Guwahati, when a portion of a nearby hill collapsed on Nayan Rajbongshi’s home. Rajbongshi’s tenants were among the victims.

Students’ education is also being disrupted as a result of the heavy rains, as the local district administration has ordered all schools to close.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has also warned that Assam’s weather will worsen in the coming days as showers continue to fall across the northeastern state. The local administration has also advised residents to remain indoors until the situation has returned to normal.

The states of Assam and Meghalaya, in particular, have been issued a’red alert’ for the next few days, as many locations in Assam and Meghalaya are expected to receive more than 204mm of rain.

Strong winds from the Bay of Bengal are expected to bring isolated heavy to very heavy rains to Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Nagaland, Manipur, and Sikkim over the next few days.

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The government publishes emergency phone numbers.

The government issued helpline numbers in response to the rising water levels. For information on nearby relief camps, contact Circle Officer Dispur 837602 9984, Circle Officer Guwahati 95082 09686, Field Officer DDMA Dispur 88760 86488, Field Officer DDMA Guwahati 97077 27422.

It is also worth noting that the government has asked citizens living in disaster-prone areas to relocate to safer areas. In the event of an emergency, call the District Administration office at 1077/8638112297.

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