Incessant rain in Tripura triggers flash flood, over 800 families displaced

AGARTALA:

Over 800 families were displaced to the relief camps on Sunday due to flash flood took place after the incessant rain for the last couple of days here in the state. Most of the areas under the Sadar sub-division of the state have submerged under the flood water on Sunday evening and the water level in the major river of the state – Howrah has been flowing above the danger level, said official.

The concerned administrative official on Sunday evening has informed, “A total of 7 rescue boats were put up to displace the affected families in the relief camps and more 7 boats are being put up in reserve.”

The official also said, “If the situation worsens up more than the concerned administration with the rescue teams are ready to be in duty.”

“A total of 12 relief camps are being opened in several parts of the Sadar sub-division today in view of the flash flood,” adding the official urged upon the families who are still residing adjacent to the Howrah rive to cooperate with the administrative team and shift themselves towards the relief camps.

However, the NDRF teams along with the TSR Jawans are put on duty for rescue operations and would continue till the situation comes under control.

Besides, the state meteorological department official reported that moderate to heavy shower accompanied by thunderstorm would occur in next 24 hours. 

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