Shillong: More than 1,500 people were rendered homeless in western parts of Meghalaya as some villages were flooded on Wednesday under rising flood waters following nonstop rains, officials reports said.
All major rivers in West Garo Hills district were flowing above the danger mark with flood waters entering several low-lying areas and affecting thousands of people, an official said.
Sanjay Goyal, the district magistrate of West Garo Hills told that “Preliminary reports from the flood-affected areas of the district suggests that around 1,500 to 2,000 people were rendered homeless and are currently taking shelter in government relief camps.”
Goyal also said that six relief camps at Garobadha, Rangatpara, Garodoba, Hariogaon, Mukdagre and Sankargiri have been set up to accommodate the evacuated.
Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said that “We are closely monitoring the flood situation in Garo Hills and the district administration has been asked to take all necessary steps.”
He also said about Rs 30 lakh was with the district magistrate to meet up contingencies, whilst an additional amount of Rs 10 lakh was being released.