Heavy Rain, Thunderstorms Strike Tripura, Over 700 People Homeless
- Homeless were forced to take shelter in relief camps across Tripura
- North Tripura, Unakoti and Dhalai districts are the most affected
- 40 rescue boats have been deployed to evacuate people from affected areas
North Tripura, Unakoti and Dhalai districts are affected, the head of the State Disaster Management Authority said.
AGARTALA:Over 700 people were rendered homeless and forced to take shelter in relief camps across Tripura due to heavy rain and thunderstorms since Friday, an official said.
However, there was no report of any casualty. "North Tripura, Unakoti and Dhalai districts have been affected," the head of the State Disaster Management Authority, Sarat Das said.
The State Emergency Operations Centre (SEOC) in a report said, out of the 739 people, who are sheltered in various relief camps, 358 people are from Unakoti district and 381 from North Tripura district.
A total of 1,039 houses were damaged due to heavy rainfall.
Tripura: 22 NDRF teams have been deployed in Dharmanagar following heavy rainfall that led to flash flood in the area. State Admn says,"We're expecting to bring situation under control in next 24 hrs if it doesn't rain anymore.There are more than 350 ppl in 8 relief camps."(25.5) pic.twitter.com/jfHNlIZYo0— ANI (@ANI) May 26, 2019
"A total of 40 rescue boats were pressed into service by the state revenue department to evacuate the people from affected areas. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and Tripura State Rifles (TSR) have also joined the rescue operations," Das said.
A number of trees and electric posts have been uprooted due to blustery winds, the officials said.
In Unakoti district, the water level of Manu river crossed the danger mark on Saturday afternoon.
The MeT department predicted that rain and thundershowers with gusty winds will continue in the state today.