CWS Issues Flood Alert For Assam; Heavy Rains Expected In Meghalaya

Publish On: 26 May, 2020 03:49 PM | Updated   |   Madhurima  

NEW DELHI: The CWC known as the Central Water Commission issued an alert for a severe flood situation for the river Brahmaputra within the Neamati Ghat in Assam and Jiabharali in Jorhat and Sonitpur districts. Regions like parts of Assam and neighbouring Meghalaya have been getting majorly heavy rains ever since super cyclone 'Amphan' hit  Kolkata and Odisha on May 20.

The Brahmaputra river has the highest level of 87.37 meters within the Jorhat stretch. As of right now, the current is 85.78 metre. In the Jiabharali region, the highest flood level has been 78.5 meters with a current level of 77.36 metres.

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There is an above-normal flood level in Lohit in Tinsukia, Beki in Barpeta and the Dibrugarh stretch of the Brahmaputra and various other tributaries of the said river.

The head of the National Weather Forecasting Centre, K Sathi Devi has said, “The district-level rainfall data is being compiled, but parts of Meghalaya, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh have received extremely heavy rains in the past five days, which is likely to continue for another three days at least. Southwesterly moisture-laden winds are converging from the Bay of Bengal in the region. The rains aren’t likely to recede immediately."

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Vice president of Meteorology and Climate from Skymet Weather, Mahesh Palawat also mentioned, "Cherrapunji has received 1,105 millimetres of rain in the last four days. We’re still compiling the data, which is a departure from normal. There’ll be more flooding in the region, as rains are not likely to stop for the next few days. But the intensity of rainfall may reduce after two-three days. Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura will also experience heavy rains soon."