Flood situation takes a devastating turn on Monday following incessant rainfall during the last 24 hours.
The water levels of the Brahmaputra and is tributaries are rising alarmingly and the waters spilling to more and more areas where over 3 lakh people have been rendered homeless.
The situation deteriorated on Sunday when rains breached dykes in parts of Sonitpur and Lakhimpur districts inundating several villages where a huge tracts of cropland have been ravaged. The current wave has so far claimed eight lives beside affecting nearly 3 lakh people.
Flash flood this years has marooned 14 districts so far. These include Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Barpeta, Kamrup (Rural), Baksa, Sonitpur, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Nalbari, Nagaon, Morigaon and Dhubri.
The rising water level of the river Bhogdoi seems to have been posing a serious threat to Jorhat town after it breached the embankment at Bormer area inundating 20 villages.