Assam flood claims 89 lives, over 24 lakh still affected

Assam flood claims 89 lives, over 24 lakh still affected

Assam flood situation, worsens, eight districts badly effected Assam flood situation, worsens, eight districts badly effected

The ravaging annual floods have claimed a total of 89 lives so far in Assam. A total of 26 districts are reeling under floodwaters, according to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority.

A total of 26,31,343 people and 1,15,515 hectares of cropland across 2323 villages have been affected by the flood. So far 9,65,435 big animals, 4,68,846 small animals and 9,55,120 poultry are also affected.

Several rivers including the mighty Brahmaputra in different parts of Assam are flowing above danger level, causing floods and consequently leaving thousands of families homeless.

The Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger level at Neematighat in Jorhat and Dhubri. Jia Dharali at NT Road Crossing and Kopili at Nagaon and Dhansiri at Numaligarh.

Also read: Assam: 90% of Kaziranga submerged under floods, 120 animals dead

As per the latest data, the flood-affected districts are Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darrang, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup (M), Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Karbi-Anglong and Cachar. A total of 468 relief camps have been installed. In the relief camps, there are so far 50,559 people.

Meanwhile, the Kaziranga National park is badly affected with 90% area submerged and according to Forest department report, a total of 120 animals have died in this flood season and 147 animals have been rescued.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Jul 22, 2020