Rain continues to wreak havoc in NE

April 3, 2017, 8:46 pm
Guwahati:Three states in the north eastern India, a potential region in the south east Asian region remain disrupted for the fourth consecutive day in the face of incessant rains resulting in massive water logging in several towns.
 
Accompanied by thunder squall, heavy downpour seems to have wreaked no less havoc in Assam paralyzing the country’s biggest ever river festival in 21 districts which is ending on Tuesday.
 
According to reports, the inclement weather has forced the organizers of the Namani Brahmaputra to cut short some events in many districts.
 
A huge storm lashed Majuli on Monday wee hours ravaging at least 200 houses apart from disrupting all communication networks in the largest river island on the planet.
 
“I have not seen so huge and devastating thunderstorm in my life where over two hundred houses  collapsed. Uprooted trees have blocked the roads and many electricity posts along with  telephone towers fell under the impact of the storm which lashed here for more than one hour,” said Utpal Kalita, a resident of the worst hit Bongaon.
Life in Karimganj continues to remain paralyzed a day after hailstorm lashed the Barak valley district in Assam for  several hours on Sunday displacing as many as three hundred families.
 
Vital roads in the district headquarter town are caught in massive water logging and hundreds of houses have been reeling under the rain water even a day after the heavy downpour.
 
Our Shillong bureau adds : Similar situation is disrupting normal life in Meghalaya forcing the people to confine to their homes. The worst hit areas include Umsing where fear grips the landslide community.
 
The capital city of Shillong wore  a deserted  look due to  incessant rains that continued to cripple normal life for the sixth consecutive day. Schools and offices have witnessed thin attendance.
 
 
Our Imphal bureau adds: Manipur is another rain hit north eastern state where many low laying areas have been submerged. Rain waters have blocked many roads in the capital city of Imphal disrupting normal mode  of transport.
 
Schools and colleges, shops and markets along with many other government and private establishments  are closed in the princely state bordering Myanmar.
 
The weathermen have predicted marginal let up in the situation only after a couple of days.

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