Massive Storm Ravages More than 10 Villages Near Bihpuria in Lakhimpur

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A massive storm lashed more than 10 villages near Dhunagiri and Bihpuria this morning under Bihpuria revenue circle in Lakhimpur district. The storm, accompanied by strong wind flattened innumerous houses, granneries, cowsheds, standind crops and uprooted many trees which also affected in damaging houses. The uprooted trees created blockade the roads in many places and disrupted electricity to the area. The most afeected villages in this storm were Dah Gharia, Bholukaguri, Kalbari, Aunibari, Ronganoi Chenimara, Gongrabari, Bahgarha Pathar, Puroni Bahgorha etc.

Ramchandra Hazarika, a village headman, informed that the storm started around 5:10 am this morning and continued upto an hour which ravaged the area. He also told that this was an unprecedented and unseasonal. This type of storm was never witnessed in this season, some of the elderly people of the area informed.

Bijoy Doley, the secretary of Village Disaster Management Committee (VDMC) of Dah Gharia village told that he never experienced this type of severe storm in this season.
“On the one hand the farmers of the area have been suffering from acute water crisis for cultivation and a drought like situation has been going, and at this period such strong storm was very unfortunate for the people of the area”, Raj Kumar Chandi told. He added that this might be a kind of impacts of global climate change.
All these storm-hit villages, situated on the bank of Subansiri river and highly vulnerable to annual flood; but this year due to drought like situation in the state no flood has been occurring till today. The people of the area actually preparing to confront the floods these days and such storms were completely unexpected.

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