Lightning, thunderstorms wreak havoc in Assam
Storms and heavy rains have continued to wreak havoc in Assam as most areas of the region experienced thunderstorms and hailstorms causing damage to properties and houses. According to Assam
Storms and heavy rains have continued to wreak havoc in Assam as most areas of the region experienced thunderstorms and hailstorms causing damage to properties and houses.
According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), the ‘Bordoisila’, as such summer storms and rains are called, swept Assam with heavy showers accompanied by lightning strikes.
In addition to human casualties, the Bordoisila left behind a trail of destruction including damaged houses, uprooted trees, and snapped electric lines.
The storm uprooted scores of trees and dozens of electric poles, and damaged many houses at various places in the past few days, ASDMA said in the bulletin.
Majuli was hit by a hailstorm at several places in the Jorbil and Borguri areas. More than a hundred houses have been damaged in the hailstorm. The roof of one school was also severely damaged. The hailstorm forced a local Bihu function to cancel midway at Natun Bazar. Several areas in Majuli have been suffering from power outages since last night after heavy storms damaged electricity poles in many places.
Meanwhile, thunderstorms and hailstorms also caused havoc in several places in Bajali district. Several places in the Salbari area were badly hit after the raging storm last night. Several trees were uprooted n the storm that lashed through Salbari last night. Many houses in the region were also damaged last night. Several areas are experiencing power outages since last night as the storm damaged many electric poles. Road connectivity has also taken a hit as many trees have fallen on roads blocking them.
Several villages in other parts of Bajali district have been hit hard by the heavy hailstorm last night. Several houses have been damaged and most of the roofs of these houses sustained heavy damage. Trees have been uprooted and lie fallen on the roads blocking traffic since morning hours.
Nalbari district’s Tihu was also hit hard by the hailstorm last night. Several houses have been damaged in the storm last night. Road connectivity has also taken a hit after trees block roads at many places after being uprooted in the storm last night.
Moreover, heavy erosion continues to emerge as a serious threat in Simen Chapori of Jonai in Assam’s Dhemaji district. With the Brahmaputra, Lali, and Simen rivers eating up one village after another in Sengajan, fears have now emerged of the complete disappearance of the area. During the last 5 years, as many as 400 families have lost their homes and farmlands due to erosion.
The locals in the area appealed to the Government to take immediate steps to control erosion in the area.
First Published: 23rd April, 2022 12:49 IST
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