In a recent update in Hailakandi District the flood situations by and large remained unchanged in Hailakandi district with Katakhal and Barak rivers flowing above danger level. However, Dholeswari river showed a slightly declining trend. According to a report issued by the District Disaster Management Authority, the first wave affected 58,208 people and a cropland of 740 hectare. While a total of 51 relief camps have been set up by the district administration. It can also be noted that, at the directive of Deputy Commissioner, Adil Khan, officials of the district administration and heads of concerned departments have been camping in the affected areas for the past two days and supervising the relief and rehabilitation operations.
While 11 numbers of roads have been submerged with several culverts washed away across the district. Also gratuity relief items like rice, dal and salt have been distributed to the flood hit people. Meanwhile, the Met department warned of heavy monsoon showers in southern Assam and in Tripura over the next 48 hours. Also six districts of Assam including Hailakandi, Karimganj, Golaghat, Karbi Anglong East, Karbi Anglong West and Biswanath have been hit by the first wave of floods affecting 1.5 lakh people.
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