The flood situation in Assam worsened on Thursday with one more death. And almost 7.18 lakh people in 27 districts remain affected by the flood, an official bulletin said. According to the daily flood report of the ASDMA, one person drowned in Kampur revenue circle of Nagaon district.
Another two more persons detailed missing at Kampur, it said. With this, the total number of individuals losing their lives in this year’s deluge and landslides escalated to 10 across the state.
Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA)
ASDMA said that over 7,17,500 people affected due to deluge in Bajali, Baksa, Barpeta, Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Cachar, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Dima Hasao, Goalpara, Hailakandi, Hojai, Kamrup, Kamrup Metropolitan, Karbi Anglong West, Karimganj, Kokrajhar, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Morigaon, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sonitpur and Udalguri districts. Nagaon badly hit with over 3.31 lakh people damaged, followed by Cachar (1.6 lakh) and Hojai (97,300).
Till Wednesday, over 6.62 lakh people were overblown in the deluge in 27 districts in the state. At present, 1,790 villages drowned and 63,970.62 hectares of crop areas devastated across Assam, ASDMA said.
It further said the government is running 359 relief camps and distribution centres in 14 regions. Where 80,298 people, including 12,855 children, are taking refuge. The bulletin stated the Army, paramilitary forces, NDRF, SDRF, civil administration, trained volunteers, Fire and Emergency Services and local people removed 7,334 people from various flood-hit areas using boats and helicopters.
The authorities dispersed 7,077.56 quintals of rice, dal and salt, and 6,020.90 litres of mustard oil. 2,218.28 quintals of cattle feed and other flood relief commodities. Air Force helicopter services continued in Dima Hasao. Which completely isolated from the rest of the country. For emergency airlift of marooned passengers and supply of essential food grains, officials said.
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)
“A group of 20 NDRF personnel with all necessary equipment air transported today from Guwahati to Haflong, Dima Hasao. For further search and rescue operation of the marooned people,” ASDMA said in a statement. Massive erosions observed in Bajali, Baksa, Barpeta, Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Charaideo, Dhubri, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup Metropolitan, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Nalbari, Sivasagar, Sonitpur, South Salmara, Tamulpur, Tinsukia and Udalguri districts.
More landslides occurred in the already harmed Dima Hasao district, causing more hurdles in the efforts to restore normalcy in the hill district. Embankments, roads, bridges and other infrastructure devastated by flood waters in Morigaon, Udalguri, Darrang, Karbi Anglong West, Biswanath, Barpeta, Cachar, Dhemaji, Goalpara, Hailakandi, Nagaon, Lakhimpur, Nalbari, Sonitpur, Bajali, Dibrugarh, Hojai, Kamrup, Kokrajhar and Majuli, ASDMA said.
A total of 3,13,712 domestic animals and poultry ruined in the deluge across 13 districts, it added. The mighty Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger mark at Nimatighat. While its tributaries Kopili at Dharamtul and Kampur, and Disang at Nanglamuraghat are flowing above the danger levels, the bulletin stated.
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