Assam CM directs admn to be alert for floods, heres why

CM Sonowal has directed the authorities in Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Lakhimpur and Tinsukia districts to remain alert.

With the possibility of flash floods high in Assam districts close to China, the state Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal directed authorities to be alert for such scenarios.

The situation is that China informed India about a landslide blocking a river in Tibet leading to the formation of an artificial lake.

CM Sonowal has directed the authorities in Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Lakhimpur and Tinsukia districts to remain alert.

The district administration has also taken all possible steps to prevent any major catastrophe, it was informed.

According to Central Water Commission (CWC), the impact on Assam would be minimal as water levels of Brahmaputra are low.

The Dibrugarh district administration has suspended all ferry services between Dibrugarh and Dhemaji indefinitely for now.

Six NDRF teams have reached Dibrugarh from Kolkata late last night by a special aircraft with four teams sent to Dhemaji and one each to Tinsukia and Dibrugarh.

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