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Flash flood situation continues to be grim in Guwahati

“If your residence is prone to waterlog/landslides pls consider shifting to a safer location,” the Kamrup-Metro district administration in Assam added.

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Guwahati: The severe flash flood situation in Guwahati and its adjoining areas remained more or less the same though there is a slight respite from incessant with all educational institutes remaining closed on Wednesday in Guwahati.

Kamrup (Metro) deputy commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha in a notification said, “All educational institutes including both government and private will remain closed on Wednesday as the weather department has alerted about possible heavy rain in the city areas.”

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However, examinations already scheduled will be conducted, he added.

Kamrup-Metro district administration urged the residents of Guwahati and nearby areas of the district in Assam not to venture out of their homes unless absolutely necessary.

“In view of incessant rains, citizens are advised not to venture out unless absolutely essential,” Kamrup-Metro district administration in Assam said in a statement.

Moreover, the district administration has urged people residing in water logging and landslide-prone areas of Guwahati and nearby areas in the Kamrup-Metro district of Assam to shift to a “safer location”.

“If your residence is prone to waterlog/landslides pls consider shifting to a safer location,” the Kamrup-Metro district administration in Assam added.

The Kamrup-Metro district administration in Assam further released a phone number for the citizens residing in water logging and landslide-prone areas of Guwahati.

“…please contact district administration at 1077/ 86381 12297,” the Kamrup-Metro district administration in Assam further stated in the statement.

The Assam State Disaster Management (ASDMA) authority has also issued two numbers–1070 and 1079—for emergency assistance to the affected people in Guwahati.

Water entered the residential areas and houses in Hatigaon, Chandmari, Zoo Road, Beltola, Rukminigaon, and other areas of the city on Tuesday morning.

On the other hand, four construction workers were killed in a landslide triggered by incessant rains.

The incident took place around 1:30 am on Tuesday at Nijarapara in the West Boragaon area in Guwahati.

The workers, who worked in the unorganized sector, were buried alive when they were asleep.

The workers were staying at a rented accommodation owned by one Nayan Rajbanshi of Nijarapar area of Guwahati city in Assam.

The IMD has sounded a red alert for Assam and Meghalaya.

Extremely heavy rain is expected over parts of Assam & Meghalaya and very heavy rain over parts of Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday.

Similarly, extremely heavy rain is likely to drench parts of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam & Meghalaya on Wednesday as well.

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