Agartala, May 26, 2019
Torrential rains coupled with thunderstorms have hit more than thousands of families in the state of Tripura after their houses were submerged in flash floods.
The continuous rainfall since May 24th, 2019, led to the rise of the water level of river Juri along the Jampui Hills, a trans-boundary river in India and Bangladesh submerging houses in low-lying areas of Unakoti and Dhalai districts in North Tripura.
Meanwhile, keeping in view of the emergency situation, around 9 speed boats, 40 rescue boats were deployed by the state revenue department to evacuate the people stuck inside their homes.
A joint rescue operation has been launched by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Tripura State Rifles (TSR), firefighter team and so on to evacuate people and send them to relief camps.
As per reports, due to the heavy rains and wind, a number of trees and electric posts were uprooted. The unprecedented level of flooding has led to power cuts in several areas.
As per the Skymet Weather more rainfall is likely in the state under the influence of cyclonic circulation.