Floods : Many rivers exceed danger level, death toll rises to 62


Guwahati: Many rivers exceed danger level, death toll rises to 62.

The flood situation in Assam seems to be deteriorating, with rivers across the state flowing above or near the danger mark.

According to a June 19 bulletin from the Central Water Commission (CWC), the river Kopili (in Kampur, Nagaon) is flowing above the flood level.

Rivers like Brahmaputra, Puthimati, Pagladia, Mans and Becky are also flowing above the danger level. The Barak and Kushiyara rivers are also flowing above the danger mark.

So far, 32 districts: Chirang, Darang, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Dima-Hasao, Goalpara, Golaghat, Hojai, Kamrup, Kamrup (M), Karbi Anglong West, Karimganj, Kokrajhar, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Morigaon, Nagaon. Floods were reported in Nalbari, Sivasagar, Sonitpur, South Salmara, Tamulpur, Tensukia, Adalguri and Helakandi districts.In the last 24 hours, landslides have been reported in cachar, Dima-Hasau, Golpara, Hailakandi , Kamrup (M), Karimganj and South Salmara.

About 3,099,762 people have been affected, of whom 1,56,365 are taking refuge in 514 relief camps. Relief supplies have been distributed to other affected communities who are not taking shelter in relief camps.

Along with NDRF, Assam Police, Fire and ES personnel are assisting the district administration in evacuating people from the affected areas.
So far 20,983 people have been evacuated by the said forces / agencies.

As of June 19, 62 people had been killed in different parts of Assam, mostly due to landslides. About 118 revenue constituencies and 4,291 villages have been affected by the floods this year.

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