Southwest Monsoon covers most of North East: Assam, Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram hit by flooding; rains to continue today

Southwest Monsoon covers most of North East: Assam, Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram hit by flooding; rains to continue today: Since Tuesday, an incessant rain wreaked havoc in parts of the North East, which is also turned to be the reason of the flash floods that leading to the relocation of thousands in Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura.

Already, The Southwest Monsoon has covered most of the four northeastern states, as per the India Meteorological Department (IMD) the Guwahati and Agartala were affected with this monsoon quoted by a leading press IANS.

The weakening of the monsoon circulation pattern is also the reason of the stagnation in the state that can be the result of the further advance of southwest monsoon that can hit in the next week, according to the IMD.

However, this can result in reduced rainfall activity over interior parts of the south peninsula, central and eastern parts of India, which will be though increased the rainfall activity over northeastern states which is likely to continue till Friday.

The IMD forecast said that Meghalaya and Assam will receive “heavy to very heavy” rainfall in isolated places on Thursday, while Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, and Arunachal Pradesh can witness heavy rainfall in isolated places.

But, No rainfall activity is expected in Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura on Friday, as per the report of IMD.


on Thursday, Four trains were suspended because of the landslide on Lumding-Badarpur hill section result of the massive rain in the area, according to per the ANI. No passenger train was stranded because of this and this is also required of the restoration work which is as of now underway.

over 1.4 lakh people have been affected in 222 villages, In Assam, under eight revenue circles in the districts of Biswanath, Karbi Anglong West and Karbi Anglong East, Golaghat, Karimganj, and Hailakandi, as per the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) report issued on Wednesday.

Karimganj in the Barak Valley remained the worst-hit where the breaching of the Longai river at Nayadhar area has been seen. The State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) has so far abandon 124 people in the district.

The authorities have opened 71 relief camps with Karimganj where there is highest of 54 witnessed helpful stuff, followed by Hailakandi 16 and Golaghat one.

10,710 people have taken shelter in relief camps, In total, with Karimganj having the highest at 10,100. The flood situation in the other districts of the state is also being now properly monitored, the officials said.


Over 3,500 families have been becoming families, In Tripura, because of the rains. Though on Wednesday morning, the rain stopped, and over 500 families have been evacuated to six relief camps in west Tripura’s Sadar sub-division as their homes were waterlogged.

on Thursday, Biplab Kumar Deb, the Chief Minister, of the state spoke to Rajnath Singh, Union home minister, on the flood situation and requested the Centre to delivers immediate assistance from the army for rescue and evacuation operation.

In his Twitter account, he writes, regarding the rain issue of the state that the home ministry is making sure to provide all necessary support from the central government.

As per an official report of the Tripura Disaster Management Control Centre, at least four people, including two aged men and a teenager, died across Tripura because of the landslides, falling trees or fishing in flooded rivers.

“We have kept ready a Pawan Hans helicopter and sent the requisition to the Indian Air Force (IAF) to provide two more copters to rescue marooned people and to provide relief to the affected families if necessary,” the official told IANS.


Deb who took an aerial survey in the worst-affected parts in the north of the state also review and mentioned about the latest situation in the state which is about the heavy downpour, urged the people residing in low-lying areas to move to safer places or in the relief camps.

In Howrah river, The water level, which passes through Agartala, was flowing slightly below the danger level at 12 pm, Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Sadar Tapan Kumar Das told the same.

The Assam-Agartala National Highway is regarded as the lifeline of the state, which is opened for vehicular movement after debris was cleared on a Tuesday night.

The road remained cut off for more than a few hours because of the landslips at Atharamura hill on Tuesday.

According to the latest report of the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC), over 3,500 families are lodged in 89 relief camps because of the heavy downpour rushed off your feet their houses in some sub-divisions.


Hundreds of people were displaced in Mizoram because of the floods, mudslides, and landslides even as waters receded, state disaster management and rehabilitation department officials told the same.

The Press release of the Mizoram government said that the massive rainfall with intermittent squalls continued to batter the entire state since Sunday night, wreaking chaos is the reason of the large-scale damage to public infrastructure and private property in several parts of the state.

The situation is somehow improved post the rain prevents on a Tuesday midnight. Thousands of people were abandoned to the safer places were several houses were submerged because of the river Khawthlangtuipui in south Mizoram’s Lunglei district and Tlawng river in Aizawl district swelled due to extremely weighty and the massive monsoon downpours seeing from the Sunday night.

While no loss of lives was reported, over 10 people were injured in the mudslides and landslides which also destroyed over 30 houses across the state.

A numerous number places, which includes, the Lunglei district, remained cut off from the rest of state because of the landslides which were triggered by heavy rain.

on Wednesday, The state government ordered a two-day holiday for educational institutions because of the bad weather.

Police and other government employees have been alerted also in the state.

Around 10 people were killed on the Last week, and four others, including minor children, injured throughout a landslide at Lunglawn in the state’s Lunglei district.


A number of the low-lying areas in Imphal East, in the Manipur, Imphal West, Thoubal and Bishenpur districts have been snowed under, officials told.

On Wednesday, The General Administration Department also announced a holiday for all government offices and educational institutions because of the bad weather conditions.

On Friday, All schools in the Imphal Valley, excluding Jiribam district, will remain closed also. In the morning, though the rain stopped, the meteorological department has also predicted more showers to take place till Friday.

at least a hundred houses, In Thoubal district, have been flooded by the overflowing Thoubal river, which also forces all inhabitants to take shelter in relief camps.

The Imphal river at Minuthong in the state capital which is also flowing at the “highest flood level”. The Irilbung and Lilong rivers are also flowing at the danger level, the official added further.

As per the Skymet Weather, the private weather forecaster,  in spite of making an on-time arrival, the pace of the Southwest Monsoon which is slow also in this time.

“North East India is one of the rainiest pockets of the country during the Southwest Monsoon season and almost 30 percent of the seasonal rainfall is contributed by this region. However, until 10 June, North East was rainfall deficient by 49 percent,” it said.

Previously, The IMD said that the entire country is likely to receive normal monsoon this year on 2018, barring the east and North East, that are likely to witness “below normal” rainfall.