Another flood submerged Dhemaji villages for 2nd time.

Dhemaji floodGuwahati: The floodwaters of the Jiadhal and Gai River have submerged 24 villages for 2nd time, since August 15, yesterday. Another flood has affected about 13,000 people of Dhemaji District villages, the sources said.

The road connectivity to the Sisibargaon and Jonai Revenue Circles of the district, ahead of the district headquarter town of Dhemaji, is yet to be reinstated. The floodwater of the Gai River washed away almost 200 metres of the NH-52 at Gainadi area on August 15.

Dhemaji district administration is trying to prevent any artificial scarcity of the necessary items. The stock of the essential items in the district is adequate till now to last for 1 month. And in regards to relief items, the stock is adequate to last for a week, DDDMA sources said.

The Dhemaji district administration has asked the Food Corporation of India (FCI) authorities to allocate an additional quantity of 20,000 quintals of rice for relief purposes.

According to the reports, five of the relief camps set up for sheltering the flood affected people have been sustained in the Sisbargaon Revenue Circle and 2,538 people are staying in these camps.

On the other hand, Lakhimpur District Disaster Management Authority (LDDMA) said that the Kakoi River is flowing above the danger level.

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