Flash Floods in Guwahati After Heavy Rains

Areas of Guwahati were waterlogged by flash floods following heavy rains that disrupted normal life, causes landslide at Nilachal.

Published: 23rd September 2015 06:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd September 2015 06:48 PM   |  A+A-


GUWAHATI: Large areas of Guwahati were waterlogged by flash floods following heavy rains that disrupted normal life and also caused a landslide near Kamakhya temple atop Nilachal Hill here today.

Incessant heavy downpour since the last two days caused knee to waist deep waterlogging in the capital city's Anil Nagar, Tarun Nagar, Lakhimini Nagar, Panjabari, Rajgarh, Bhetapara, Jorabat, R G Baruah Road area, Gorchuk, Birubari, Gandhibasti, Kotahbari among other areas, a police official said.

Water has entered the houses in those areas and the locals there complained that there was no drinking water and they have not received any relief material from the district administration.

Students, office goers and others had difficulty in reaching their destinations wading through the water that prevented movement of vehicles.

The MeT office recorded 7 cm rainfall in the city today.

The police official said a huge rock rolled down the Nilachal hill and broke into pieces blocking the road from the Shakti peeth Kamakhya Temple to Bhubaneswari Temple above it, halting movement of traffic between the two holy places.

There was no report of any injury to people or damage caused to vehicles due to the landslide.

Efforts were on to remove the rock pieces to clear the road for movement of traffic, the sources added.

Due to the incessant rainfall, the Bharalu river inside the city was rising alarmingly threatening to overflow its banks to submerge more areas, they said.

Water coming down from neighbouring Meghalaya hills was also causing waterlogging in adjoining Kamrup district with Boko and Chaygaon adversely affected.

The plying of all kinds of boats, including mechanised and manual, on river Brahmaputra here has been temporarily suspended by the authorities with immediate effect to prevent accidents due to the sudden increase in its water.

Meanwhile, the MeT office today predicted mainly cloudy sky. Moderate to rather heavy rain /thundershower will occur with heavy rain in some areas for next two days.

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