Floods in Manipur Affect Over 188,000 People

Fri May 31 2024
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MANIPUR, India: In the aftermath of Cyclone Remal, relentless rainfall has led to severe flooding in Manipur, impacting over 188,000 individuals, according to a state minister.

The floods have also resulted in significant damage to at least 24,265 houses over the past few days.

Minister for Water Resources and Relief & Disaster Management, Awangbou Newmai, reported that 18,103 people have been evacuated, and 56 relief camps have been established.

In a Facebook post, Newmai mentioned that he held a meeting with senior officials to review the flood situation and strategize for immediate relief, search, and rescue operations.

Additionally, around 401 hectares of crops have been affected. Relief materials have been distributed across several regions, including Imphal East, Imphal West, Bisnupur, Noney, Churachandpur, Senapati, and Kakching. The floods, which began on May 29, have resulted in three fatalities, nine injuries, and one missing person.

Chief Minister N Biren Singh stated that breaches in river embankments occurred at 18 spots, with 17 successfully sealed. He assured that flooding in the surrounding areas has been brought under control. The heavy rain and thunderstorms triggered by the cyclone have severely affected the northeastern state.

In response to the severe flooding, the government declared a two-day public holiday for all state offices until May 31. Citizens have been advised to stay indoors unless faced with an emergency, as per an official notification.

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