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Flood affects life in state, authorities assures of prompt action

 Source: IT News

Imphal, March 31 2017: After experiencing two days of non-stop heavy rain, several areas in and around Imphal are hit by heavy flood for this year since yesterday, today.

A number of localities in Imphal city have been inundated by flood causing serious inconveniences to the people.

Many areas in the state experienced incessant rain for the last two days.

The movement of the people, especially the students who are appearing in the board and council examinations have been badly suffered by the impact of the flood.

A number of localities in Imphal including Keisampat, Uripok, Singjamei, Keishamthong, Sagolband, Nganappithong, Kakwa, Canchipur, Porompat and Lamphel and various other parts of the state were flooded by the non-stop heavy rain.


Flood affects life in state, authorities assures of prompt action

Flood affects life in stateauthorities assures of prompt action



Many houses were hit by the flood compelling the occupants to shift at safer places which were not hit by the flood.

Meanwhile, Letpao Haokip, IFCD Minister speaking to the media persons while inspecting the flood affected areas has assured that the state government will fight floods in the state and accordingly a flood control team of IFCD has already begun cleaning most parts of the flood affected areas in the 
Imphal City by using JCB and tipper.

Urging the people not to panic in such situation, Letpao Haokip asked the people of the state to dial 94-02-88-14-82 for help.

3 Flood Control Teams will also be stationed at Porompat, Bazar Area and Lamphelpat to help the affected people and engineers will provide assistance using machineriess of the IFCD, he added.

Appealing to the people of the state not to dump solid wastes in the drains to avoid blockage, Letpao Haokip said that the responsibilities and participation of the public in prevention of floods is very much needed.

IFCD Minister stressed the role of the Imphal Municipal Corporation (IMC) in maintaining the drainages in the city during or before rainy seasons and during rainy season to avoid flood and unwanted natural calamities in the state including the removal of garbage pile up at inappropriate areas of Imphal at the earliest.

On the other hand, speaking to our reporter, people who were heavily affected due to the flood allege that the floods were caused by lack of proper drainage system in many areas, poor quality of drains, retaining walls and due to lack of proper maintenance, piles of solid waste blocking the drains were noticed where the water causing flood were supposed to be flushed out.

Deputy Chief Minister Yumnam Joykumar and other newly elected minister also inspected most of the flood affected areas in and around Imphal areas and assure to provide help at their best level.