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Flash flood in Imphal: Govt. declares holiday , Major Rivers overflow , embankments breached at many places 1000s houses inundated, AIR Imphal transmission temporarily stopped

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Imphal, June 13, Nearly about 3 days of non- stop rains flooded almost all parts of Manipur valley and causes landslide at many parts of districts due to landslides The incessant rain has inundated low laying areas of the valley districts including state capital Imphal. Flood water has overflowed and breached at many parts of the river banks of the major rivers like Nambul, Iril and Imphal Rivers. Many government offices, schools and human inhabited areas in Imphal East, Imphal West, Bishnupur and Thoubal Districts were inundated by the flood water . Even the Raj Bhavan entry road and almost all areas of the Rajbhavan Garden area as well as parking area were also flooded Due to Flood, disaster management department has declared alert of floods and landslides with the prediction of heavy to very heavy rain at few places with extremely heavy rain at some isolated places of Manipur . State government has also declared holiday for all Government offices and educational institutions including Public Sector Undertaking , autonomous bodies under the government of Manipur today (the 13 th June, 2018) on account of the flood. However , State Police Department, Fire Service, Water Resource, Health and Family Welfare Departments, Hospitals, Revenue Department, PWD, PHED Municipalities and DCs and SDOs offices were exempted from the holiday and shall perform normal duty . Movement on the highways was also affected as landslides occurred at many places. A portion of road which was repaired a couple of months back along the NH -37 Imphal Jiri road have also been slide near Nung Dalan area.

Roads below the Bir Tikendrajit flyover in the middle of Khwairamband keithel and the iconic Mothers’ market were also flooded as there is no way out to drain the flooding water . Many embankments caves and breached in at various places including areas at Singjamei, Kongba , Uripok, Checkon etc. Efforts were on at the river banks to save the embankments from caving by putting up bamboo and sand bags by local volunteers. Water levels still is not receding at any of the Rivers - Nambul, Imphal, Iril and Thoubal and were flowing at high levels with the rains continuing. The flood time is the worst of its kind with the entire populace living in near the rivers being affected since last night. All India Radio Imphal transmission has also stopped its transmission temporarily from 6:46 this morning due to the flash flo od. State Relief and Disaster Management Department has also alerted Deputy Commissioners of all districts of the state. The alert says that the rainfall may continue till June 15 as per the Indian meteorological department. The department has instructed all the deputy commissioners to take up precautionary measures.

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