Assam: 3.41 lakh people affected of 22 districts, flood situation grim

Assam: 3.41 lakh people affected of 22 districts, flood situation grim

Guwahati: The flood situation remained critical in Assam on Wednesday, with around 3.41 lakh people affected by floods in 22 districts of the state. The total number of deaths due to floods this year remains at 15.
Currently 3,40,937 people are affected by flood in Barpeta, Biswanath, Charang, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Goalpara, Golaghat, Jorhat, Kamrup, Kamrup Metropolitan, Kokrajhar, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Morigaon, Nagaon. Nalbari, Sivasagar, Sonitpur, Tamulpur, and Udalguri districts.
However, water levels have receded in Lakhimpur, which was the worst-hit district till Tuesday, with a total population of 71,889 people affected.

A total of 153 relief camps have been set up by the respective administrations in the affected districts where 1308 people have taken shelter. 150 relief distribution centers are also functioning to provide relief materials to the flood victims.
818 villages are currently under flood water, and over 21,644 hectares of cropland has been damaged.
Majuli district has been the worst affected, with 65,035 people trapped in floodwaters. Golaghat is the second most affected district, with 58,439 people affected, followed by Morigaon, where 44,181 people are affected.

A total of 3,02,932 cattle and poultry have also been affected by the floods.
Many roads, wooden bridges and other infrastructure have been damaged in the affected districts, and embankments have been breached.
Extensive erosion has been reported in Barpeta, Biswanath, Dibrugarh, Majuli, Nalbari, Sonitpur and Udalguri districts.

The district administration and your friendly volunteers are engaged in rescue and relief work in the affected areas.
The Brahmaputra river was flowing above the danger mark in Dhubri, Goalpara, Guwahati, Tezpur and Neamatighat.

On the other hand, Disang River at Nanglamuraghat, Burhidihing River at Khoang and Subansiri River at Badatighat are flowing above the danger mark.

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