Following incessant rains in past few days in parts of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya, the water level of Brahmaputra river and its tributaries in these states have been on the rise and even above the danger level mark in some areas.
In Guwahati, the water level of the mighty Brahmaputra river has exceeded the danger mark of 49.68 meters.
The floodwaters inundated many low-lying areas in several parts of Guwahati, forcing many to leave their homes and take shelter on roads.
“The water level has crossed the danger level mark in Guwahati and at present, it is flowing 7 cm above the danger level,” Central Water Commission employee
Sadikul Hoque said.
At least 14,142 hectares of agricultural land of 337 villages is still under water.