Assam Flood Situation Remains Grave, 1.5 Million Affected

The current phase of floods in Assam, triggered by heavy rains, remained grim on Tuesday claiming three more lives taking the death toll to 27 while affecting over 14.94 lakh people in 23 of the state”s 33 districts, officials said.

According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) officials in the current wave of floods since early last week, 12 persons have so far died in Barpeta, Dhemaji, Udalguri, Goalpara and Dibrugarh districts taking the total death toll to 27 in the floods and 23 more people were killed in separate landslides since May 22.

The flood situation slightly improved in Kamrup (Metro) and Udalguri districts. An official of the ASDMA said that the flood-hit districts are — Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Chirang, Darrang, Nalbari, Barpeta, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Bongaigaon, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Morigaon, Hojai, West Karbi Anglong and Tinsukia.

The ASDMA officials said: “Over 14.94 lakh people in 2,236 villages were affected by the floods and over 75,700 hectares of crop areas were badly affected due to the floods. Around 25,461 people including women and children took shelter in 265 relief camps.”

“The National Disaster Response Force, Assam State Disaster Response Force personnel, along with local administration, are continuously working to rescue the affected people and rendering relief services, including distribution of relief material to the marooned villagers.”

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