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Water level recedes; but affected houses remain unsafe for return

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Water level recedes; but affected houses remain unsafe for return

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Imphal, June 1:

Water levels in both the Imphal and Nambul Rivers are receding following the recent flood that began on May 28, which has led to significant submersion in various areas. Although the situation is improving, many areas remain unsafe for residents to return to their homes. The Heingang constituency is among the most severely affected areas. With the death toll reaching five, the severity of the disaster is evident.
The flooding has displaced many residents, forcing them to seek refuge in relief camps. Others are staying on the roads or on the upper floors of their homes, as the ground floors are still submerged. The living conditions in these temporary shelters are challenging, but efforts to assist flood victims are ongoing. Government agencies, local clubs, organizations, and NGOs are actively involved in providing water, food, and other basic necessities to those affected.
Preparations are also underway to address potential health issues, such as the spread of diseases, which often follow such natural disasters. These preventive measures are crucial to ensure that the affected population does not face additional hardships in the aftermath of the flood.
However, there is a noticeable disparity in the distribution of relief efforts. Most of the aid has been concentrated in the Imphal area, leaving the outskirts with less support. This has particularly impacted the peasant communities in these outer areas. These communities were already struggling due to recent hailstorms that damaged crops and homes, and the flood has only exacerbated their plight.

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The affected peasants, who rely heavily on agriculture for their livelihood, are now facing significant losses. Their crops have been devastated, and many homes have been severely damaged or destroyed. The need for a more equitable distribution of relief resources is critical to ensure that all affected areas receive the support they need to recover and rebuild.

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