Heavy Rains Lashed Assam; Helpline Numbers Issued For Guwahati Residents 

 

  • NET Web Desk

In view of the heavy and incessant rainfall, the Assam government on Tuesday issued an advisory for Guwahati residents and the adjoining areas, and urged not to leave homes unless absolutely necessary.

The state administration has also opened helpline numbers for people of Guwahati.

“In view of incessant rains, citizens are advised not to venture out unless absolutely essential.” – informed the Kamrup (Metro) district administration in an advisory.

People who reside along areas, vulnerable to water logging or landslides have been asked to relocate or notify the district administration at 1077/8638112297.

The government also opened helpline numbers – Circle Officer, Dispur 83760 29984, Circle Officer, Guwahati 95082 09686, Field Officer, DDMA, Dispur 88760 86488, Field Officer, DDMA, Guwahati 97077 27422; which may be used to obtain information on nearby relief camps.

The incessant rains caused waterlogging and landslides in many areas of Guwahati city. Rain waters submerged the campus of Guwahati railway station and several major roads and entered many houses in the city.

Due to persistent rains since Monday night, four people were killed in a major landslide at Boragaon in Guwahati city on Tuesday.