Rivers in spate, Leikais flooded
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, August 12: Following heavy downpour since last afternoon, major rivers of the State like Nambul, Lilong and Thoubal are flowing above the warning mark while other important rivers like Nambol, Imphal and Iril are inching towards the mark.

Portions of river bank of Imphal River caved in due to the strong current.

Two teams of the Fire Brigade are kept on alert to face any flood situation.

At PalIel's Island village thirty houses were inundated following a breach in the banks of the Sekmai River.

Some localities in the heart of city are lying knee deep in water since morning with most families in the affected area having to arrange alternative places carrying on with their daily chores like cooking and sleeping, according to reports reaching here.

Worst affected are Uripok, Sagolband and Keisamthong Assembly constituencies with water steadily seeping into houses after streets and by-lanes were inundated by rain water yesterday night.

According to statistics of Flood Control Department Nambul river is running 1.805 metres above warning level when the Reading Scale of Hump Bridge (Thong Nambonbi) was measured at 4 pm.

The highest flood level of the river is 784 metres, added department source.

Increase of water level at the Imphal River is 4-6 inches till 3pm.However, the level receded by 2 inches when measured last at 4 pm today.

Thoubal river is also flowing at 7 81.415 metres at 4pm against 778.915 metres warning level.

Residents of Sangaiyumpham and Wangling Tentha of Thoubal district are bearing the brunt of the flood water.

Later reports reaching here said water overflowed river banks inundating paddy fields at Angtha and Pourou Pat.

Iril River is closing in onto the warning level flowing at 785.700 metres when measured at the same hour.

The warning level is 786.7 mtrs.

With the water level of Imphal River flowing at 786.860 metres against 785.9 mtrs warning scale, portions of river banks caved-in near Golapati at around noon today.

Higher Education Minister Y Irabot and department officials rushed to the affected spot to supervise relief works.

Water level of Lilong River is recorded at 781.300 metres against the warning level of 780.35 metres.

Nambul River measured 773.376 metres at 4pm against 777.3 metres warning mark.

Even though no significant increase has been registered in rivers of Lamlai area, paddy fields are submerged under water at Napet Palli and Telou villages.