Guwahati residents face monsoon hazards

Friday, June 4, 2010

GUWAHATI - Despite the monsoon bringing respite for the people of the country from the scorching heat of the sun, the incessant showers have forced poor residents here, as the rain waters have flooded Guwahati city forcing people to leave their homes in search for a safe shelter.

The heavy monsoon downpour for the last couple of days has caused havoc here, as the city has turned into a sea of muddy water with flash flood waters entering the residential areas forcing people to leave their homes for a safe shelter.

The Meteorological (MeT) Department has forcast more than average rainfall this monsoon.he comment of Guwahati Development Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma asking the people to accustom themselves to live with the water has irked the people, who already are knee deep in troubled waters.

Incessant rain has also triggered several landsides in many parts of the state.

Though no lives have been lost, the landslide has made the lives of the people living in the seven hills in and around Guwahati vulnerable. y Peter Alex Todd (ANI)

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