Shillong, Aug 14: The incessant rains over the past couple of days has raise the Kynshi river water level which is worst effecting several villages in the district.
The river is flowing above the danger mark and the water has flowed into villages near the river and preparations has been made to tackle the flood, the residents have been advised to move to higher grounds and has made all emergency arrangements for these residents according to district authorities.
District officials said a high alert has been sounded in the district owing to the continuous rain and the swollen Kynshi River and officials are out on the ground to assist the people. They have advised people residing near the river and also rivulets like Nonbah and Nongdein to be prepared for an emergency situation as the rains have shown no sign of respite so far.
Authorities added that the disaster management team is ready to tackle any eventuality and would move out people from low lying areas if necessary.
The officials are in touch with village heads to undertake evacuation of the residents if necessary and provide them with temporary relief till the flood water abates.