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Tripura: Disaster Management Teams continue rescue operations in Agartala; Over 2000 People Displaced

Water level in Howrah River is flowing above the danger level

West Tripura district has received 155 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours, causing inundation of several low-lying areas on the banks of Howrah River.

Heavy rainfall is going on since morning 11 am at Agartala on Friday, June 17.

Various areas of Agartala became flooded due to continuous heavy rainfall.

All main drains and sub-drains used for water extraction and drainage are being cleaned for better drainage.

According to information of the Indian Meteorological Department, around 145 millimetre rainfall has been recorded from 11 am to 5:30 pm, which is one of the highest recorded rainfall in past 62 years.

Heavy rainfall could also be observed on June 18 2022.

State government and Agartala Municipal Corporation have issued several boats for helping and rescuing people of Agartala.

These boats are also used for sending food items to people, who could not came out of flooded areas.

“Water level in Howrah River is flowing above the danger level, posing threat to several low-lying areas in southern parts of Agartala. The situation may worsen if it rains more,” informed the Sadar Sub-divisional Magistrate Ashim Saha.

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