Assam: Nearly 2,60,000 people reeling under fury of floods in 16 districts
In Assam, nearly 2 lakh 60 thousand people are reeling under the fury of floods in 16 districts. However no death has been reported in flood related incidents during last 24 hours. Official sources said that 50 people were shifted to safer places at Dhemaji district.
Over 6 thousand people have taken shelter at relief camps at various places. District administrations are distributing essential food items at multiple places. Flood water has also damaged large crop areas.
Flood situation continues to be grim in Assam
The flood situation in Assam continues to be grim. More than 2.25 lakh people from 15 districts of the state have been affected by flood due to incessant rain in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and neighbouring country Bhutan.
So far 512 villages of Assam have been affected under 34 revenue circles and 16,338 hectares of cropland have been submerged under flood water including damage of 27 roads and 2 bridges.
According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority, Bongaigaon, Baksa, Barpeta, Biswanath, Chirang, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Golaghat, Majuli, Morigaon, Sonitpur, Sivasagar, Jorhat, Lakhimpur and Tinsukia have been affected by flood.
Central Water Commission reported that water level has crossed the danger mark and is rising in Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Goalpara and Kokrajhar districts.