With the incessant rain causing an overflow of the rivers in several parts of Assam, around 3 lakh people have been affected in the first wave of the annual flood in the state amid COVID-19 outbreak.
The water of Kopili, Amreng, and Umlong river has submerged the adjacent areas of the region. People have left for the safest places. Flood submerged the area on May 27th, 2020.
Several hectares of crop areas have been destroyed by the flood. Places like Sildubi, Mukhim, Menmiji, Satgaon, Tumpreng, and Taradubi are the worst affected areas.
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Meanwhile, the locals of the region alleged that they have not received any relief from the government.
According to the Assam Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), a total of 2,71,655 people, 28,253 animals, and a total of 2,678 hectares of crop area have been affected across 321 villages in the state in the first wave of the flood. The flood has hit 11 districts – Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Nagaon, Hojai, Darrang, Barpeta, Nalbari, Goalpara, West Karbi Anglong, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia so far. Meanwhile, 51 relief camps have been set up for the flood-affected people.
Out of 321 villages:
Lamkhimpur – 03
Dhemaji – 18
Dibrugarh – 6 (Chabua)
Darrang – 23
Goalpara – 172
Nalbari – 26
Tinsukia – 19
Barpeta – 2
Nagaon – 21
Hojai – 9
Jia Bharali at NH Road Xing in Sonitpur, Puthimari at NH Road Xing in Kamrup, and the Brahmaputra at Nematighat are flowing above the danger level, according to the ASDMA report.
Out of the almost 3 lakh people affected, the most are from Goalpara (2,15,476) with Balijana and Lakipur facing the maximum brunt. Another dynamic of the problem in Goalpara has been the water from the Garo Hills, Meghalaya flowing down to the villages. Apart from the submerged areas of Balijana and Lakipur, there are other places that risk getting affected by flood.
In lower Majuli district at Silakola Gaon Panchayat Water Board Switch Gate blown away by Subansiri
In Jorhat District, Teok Rajoh Chokkor Jajimukh, the Brahmaputra level is increasing. This has affected Jajimukh village, Bormothauri, Hagunpara, and at least 10/12 villages more
The river flowing from the Bhutan hill has risen and Tamulpur-Amayapur-Musolpur bridge and culvert has been broken
The Brahmaputra level has risen in Tinsukia, Guijaan, Natun Gaon, Laika, many others
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