Flood cripples life in Manipur


Pothashang News Service: Imphal, Jun 13, 2018: Following mass flood in Manipur valley and landslides in Manipur hills the state government has announced holiday for all government offices and educational institutions including public sector undertakings, corporations, and autonomous bodies under the government of Manipur with effect from today.

Police department, fire service, water resource, health and family welfare departments and hospitals, revenue department, PWD, PHED, municipalities, deputy commissioners and SDOs offices are not included. The announcement came after a night the state announced ‘Alert of flood and landslide’ predicting that heavy rainfall may continue till Friday as per the Indian meteorological department. Incessant rainfall since the last 3-4 days has breached rivers banks in different parts of the valley including Imphal. Imphal Palace compound, a major cultural location in Imphal city has been flooded. AIR, Imphal which is located here has shut down its transmission.

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With the continuous rainfall in the catchment area  water levels in most of the rivers have crossed warning level.According to control room of Irrigation and Flood Control Department (IFCD), the rainfall recorded in the catchment area yesterday at 5 pm are Kangpokpi 34 mm, Saikul 25 mm, Litan 28 mm, Jiribam 37.20 mm, Lamphel 15 mm, Raj Bhavan 13 mm.

Water level of most of the rivers were recorded as Imphal river at Minuthong as 786.800 metres against its warning level 785.9 metres, at Lilong river as 781.200 metres against warning level 780.530 metres, Iril river as 785.225 metres against warning level 786.700 metres, Nambul river at Hump bridge as 783.255 metres against warning level 781.175 metres, Maklang river at Nambol bridge as 778.500 metres against warning level 771.200 metres and Thoubal river as 780.325 metres against warning level 778.915 metres as recorded yesterday at dusk.

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The state agencies are struggling for the safety of the flood affected area people with opening of relief camps in different parts of the state.

Most of the streets and localities in valley areas have been affected with the flash flood. For emergency and help regarding the flood one can contact IFCD control room at 0385-2451550 which is available round the clock.


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