Flood hits Assam again

| | Guwahati

Yet another wave of floods have hit 15 districts of Assam on Friday affecting over 3.5 lakh people and inundating 781 villages and over 19,000 hectares of agricultural land.

Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said this while adding that the flood situation may turn serious as water level in six rivers of the state have been increasing and they are flowing above danger level.

Incessant rains particularly in upper catchment areas of Brhamaputra and its tributaries led to flooding of 15 districts including Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Baksa, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Kikrajhar, Dhubri, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivsagar, Charaideo. Tinsukia and Dibrugarh districts.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who is New Delhi, today directed chief secretary to deploy the State administration to reach out to the flood affected people and intensify relief and rescue operations in the State.

Sonowal has also directed chief secretary to hold a video conference and talk to the deputy commissioners (DCs) of all the affected districts and assess the intensity of the sudden flood and the relief and rescue operations to be undertaken accordingly.

The chief secretary has asked the DCs in flood hit districts not only to reach out to the affected people but also to visit the affected areas  and undertake relief and rescue operations in full throttle.

The ASDMA officials said that 3,54,326 people have been affected in the 15 districts while close to 14,000 people have taken shelter in 53 relief camps opened by the concerned district administration.

It may be mentioned here Assam have been witnessing devastating floods since April this year that have affected over 25 lakh of people in 29 districts of the state and witnessed death of 76 people due to the flood this year.

While the Central Government assured all help to the State Government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also visited the State on August 1 and announced a package of Rs 2,000 crore for the entire Northeast to deal with the flood situation. 



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