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Flood alerts issued in areas of Assam and Tamil Nadu

News Agencies | Updated on: 22 July 2016, 9:29 IST

On 22 July, flood warnings were issued in Tamil Nadu, respecially along the low lying areas adjacent to river Cauvery in the wake of the South West monsoon that has brought forth heavy rainfall in the area.

As the water level is rising, more than 6,000 cusecs of water is being released from KRS and 2,500 cusecs of water is being released from Kabini dam in Karnataka.

Water is gushing out through Hogenekkal falls as inflow into Cauvery has increased.

The Salem district administration has issued flood warnings to nine villages including Cauverypuram, Chinna Mettur,West Konur.

People are being advised not to bathe in Cauvery river and allow cattle to graze in river beds as water may gush in suddenly.

As per reports, the water inflow into Mettur Dam in Salem has increased to 9,048 cusecs because of rain in catchment areas in Karnataka.

Meanwhile in Assam, the state disaster management authority has issued a flood alert at five revenue circles in Jorhat and Barpeta districts for the next 24 hours. The alert has been sounded at Majuli river island in Jorhat and four other revenue circles in Barpeta.

Several rivers including Brahmaputra are in spate at several places. Over 200 villages have been submerged in floods in six districts.

As per reports, the Brahmaputra and its a few tributaries are flowing above the danger level.

The Kamrup Metro district administration has appealed people to vacate the landslide prone areas. Several landslide cases have been reported in greater Guwahati city during last few days, claiming lives of at least five persons.


First published: 22 July 2016, 9:29 IST