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Over 2,000 families displaced in Tripura Floods

Tripura floods

Agartala, June 20:  Tripura is reeling under Heavy monsoon rains that have displaced over 2,000 families after their houses were inundated by the flood water, an official said here on Tuesday.

The displaced families are the regions — Sadar, Jirania and Mohanpur in West Tripura district and Khowai and Teliamura in Khowai district, were put up in 50 relief camps, the official said.

“Heavy monsoon rain since Sunday night flooded the low-lying areas, roads, inhabited areas in five sub-divisions of two districts of Tripura,” the Disaster Management Control Centre official added.

He said that the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Tripura State Rifles teams and officials of the district administrations have been pressed in the affected areas for the relief and rescue operations.

Several rivers including Howra and Khowai were flowing above the danger mark.

Chief Minister Manik Sarkar convened a high-level meeting here on Monday night to review the situation.

Sarkar has directed the district administrations to open the control rooms in the affected districts round-the-clock to monitor and to take immediate steps to assist the people, the official added.

According to the Meteorological Department Director Dilip Saha, more rain was likely till Thursday.

“In June, 695 mm rainfall was recorded in Agartala against the expected normal monsoon rainfall of 421 mm,” Saha said.

The four-month-long (June-September) Southwest Monsoon was arrived entire northeastern region, comprising eight states.

 Wefornews Bureau

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