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Guwahati, July 11, 2019:

The Manipur Government has intimated that “heavy to very heavy rains” have been forecast in the State at a few places with “extremely heavy cases” at some places in Manipur likely.

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It has further been informed that these rains may continue till the 13th of July as per the Indian Meteorological Department of the Government of India.

The Manipur Government has asked the people to take precautionary measures as there is the possibility of floods and landslide due to incessant rains in the State.

Meanwhile, rains and the accompanying flood continue to cause mayhem in Assam as several rivers, including the Brahmaputra, are in spate following heavy rains.

Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Darrang, Barpeta, Nalbari, Chirang, Golaghat, Majuli, Jorhat and Dibrugarh districts have been hit by the floods which has affected 2,07,100 persons, the Assam  State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said.

Three persons have reported died in rain and flood related incidents in Golaghat, Dhemaji and Kamrup Metropolitan districts in recent times.

As per ASDMA reports, 530 villages are under water and 13,267.74 hectares of crop area has been damaged.

Thirteen relief camps and distribution centres are being run by authorities in four districts and 249 people have taken shelter at these facilities.

The Meghalaya Government has also issued an alert in the state due to the damage caused by the flood-like situation caused by the incessant rains in the ‘land of clouds’.

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