- Title: Floods in northeastern India displace villagers in low-lying areas
- Date: 11th July 2020
- Summary: DIBRUGARH, ASSAM, INDIA (JULY 11, 2020) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) SWELLING BRAHMAPUTRA RIVER WATERLOGGING IN RESIDENTIAL AREA MAN ROWING BOAT IN WATERLOGGED RESIDENTIAL AREA WITH SCOOTER ON IT MAN ROWING MAKESHIFT RAFT AS WOMAN WADES THROUGH WAIST-DEEP WATER PEOPLE WALKING IN WATERLOGGED AREA MAN ROWING BOAT IN WATERLOGGED RESIDENTIAL AREA PEOPLE WADING THROUGH KNEE-DEEP WATER (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) DIBRUGARH RESIDENT, SAYING: "There was waterlogging in many houses. We are facing a lot of troubles. The villagers had to vacate their houses. They are sitting atop the dam in a higher area." SILIGURI, WEST BENGAL, INDIA (JULY 11, 2020) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) MAN WALKING WITH UMBRELLA AMID RAINFALL IN WATERLOGGED STREET WATERLOGGING PEOPLE STANDING AT HOUSE GATE IN WATERLOGGED STREET AMID RAINFALL VARIOUS OF PEOPLE IN WATERLOGGED STREET PAPER BOAT IN WATERLOGGED STREET VARIOUS OF PEOPLE AT SHOP WATCHING RAINFALL WATERLOGGED ROAD (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) SUPERINTENDENT ENGINEER, SILIGURI MUNICIPAL CORPORATION, KINSHUK ROY, SAYING: "In Siliguri city, the slope is fine. The water drains if the rainfall is not intense. Our drainage system is also fine. But water accumulates when there is intense rainfall. The rainfall was four times severe and then it's obviously going to be a bad situation." MAN STANDING IN WATERLOGGED STREET NEAR SEWER SUCTION MACHINE SEWER SUCTION MACHINE PIPE VARIOUS OF PEOPLE MOVING IN RAIN
- Embargoed: 25th July 2020 13:39
- Keywords: Assam Brahmaputra River Dibrugarh India Monsoon Siliguri floods northeast India rain waterlogging
- Location: DIBRUGARH, ASSAM/SILIGURI, WEST BENGAL, INDIA
- City: DIBRUGARH, ASSAM/SILIGURI, WEST BENGAL, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Floods
- Reuters ID: LVA001CMD70PB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Low lying villages in Assam were flooded on Saturday (July 11) following heavy rainfall and swelling of Brahmaputra River, displacing villagers.
Villagers moved to higher regions on Saturday. Some were seen moving on boats in residential areas with their belongings. Villagers said that their homes were flooded and they had nowhere to go.
Brahmaputra River is flowing more than one metre above the danger mark, according to local media reports. It is expected to rise more in the coming days.
The situation was grim in neighbouring West Bengal state as well after intense rainfall in the past couple of days with waterlogging in streets and on roads.
Assam, famous for its tea plantations, is hit by seasonal flooding each year, forcing the state and the federal governments to spend millions of rupees on flood control.
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