3.4 Lakh People Affected In 14 Assam Districts As Floods Worsen

Assam Floods: The Brahmaputra is flowing above the hazard stage at some locations (Representational)


Floods in Assam deteriorated on Friday as huge areas of two extra districts had been inundated, affecting 1.70 lakh extra folks, the Assam State Catastrophe Administration Authority (ASDMA) stated in a report.

It stated 3,41,837 folks of 32 income circles of 14 districts at the moment are affected by the deluge.

The 2 new districts the place floodwaters entered since Thursday are Udalgiri and Dibrugarh.

This flood and landslides have claimed 64 folks’s lives to this point throughout the state with 40 having been killed in incidents associated to the deluge and 24 dying in landslides.

In the meantime, the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) predicted extra rainfall in numerous locations throughout Assam and neighbouring Meghalaya.

RMC Deputy Director Sanjay O’neil Shaw stated that very heavy rainfall at some locations and intensely heavy falls at remoted locations are anticipated on Saturday.

The ASDMA stated Dhemaji continued to be the worst-hit district with round 1.Three lakh affected folks, adopted by Lakhimpur with 75,000 folks and Barpeta with 63,000 folks.

At current, 724 villages within the affected 14 districts are underneath water and 46,797.09 hectares of crop space have been broken, it stated.

The ASDMA stated the authorities had been working 41 aid camps and distribution centres in six districts, the place 2,386 folks have taken shelter.

The Brahmaputra is flowing above the hazard stage at Nimatighat in Jorhat, Tezpur in Sonitpur and Dhubri city in Dhubri districts.

Its tributaries Disang at Nanglamuraghat in Sivasagar, Dhansiri at Numaligarh in Golaghat, Jia Bharali at NT Highway Crossing in Sonitpur and Beki at Highway Bridge in Barpeta are flowing above the hazard mark.

Embankments, roads, bridges, culverts and different infrastructure have been broken at numerous locations in Lakhimpur, Biswanath and Dhemaji districts.

Huge erosions have been witnessed at completely different locations of Bongaigaon, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Udalguri, Kokrajhar and South Salmara districts, the ASDMA stated.

The deluge has to this point claimed the lives of 48 animals of various species on the Kaziranga Nationwide Park, the bulletin stated, quoting the DFO of Japanese Assam Wildlife Division.

The flood has additionally affected 2,36,074 home animals and poultry throughout the state over the past 24 hours, it added.

The flood-affected districts are Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Charaideo, Biswanath, Udalguri, Chirang, Nalbari, Barpeta, Goalpara, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia.


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