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Assam floods: Flood affects 36,921 people of 119 villages in Dibrugarh district

The flood situation in Dibrugarh remains the same. The water level in Brahmaputra is flowing below the danger level

Assam floods

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Jun 2020 2:08 AM GMT

Staff Correspondent

DIBRUGARH: The flood situation in Dibrugarh remains the same. The water level in Brahmaputra is flowing below the danger level but in Buridhing River at Khowang, the water is flowing about one metre above the danger level. All total 36,921 people of 119 villages and 22 wards under 7 Revenue Circles in Dibrugarh are badly affected due to rise in the water level in these two rivers.

Dibrugarh district administration has set up 26 relief camps - 8 in Dibrugarh East Revenue Circle, 6 under Chabua Revenue Circle, 8 under Tengakhat Revenue Circle, 3 under Dibrugarh West Revenue Circle and one under Naharkotiya Revenue Circle – which have accommodated 3,184 flood-affected people. Similarly, the district administration has taken elaborate measures for distribution of essential items like rice, pulses, salt, mustard oil and other relief materials by setting up 15 relief distribution centres.

The SDRF and Civil Defence Department have been continuing rescue operations in areas under Dibrugarh East and West Revenue Circles by three boats and have shifted a total of 184 flood-affected people to safer places. The Health Department has also placed 11 medical teams in several parts of the district. Circle Officers of respective Revenue Circles have been providing all relief assistance to marooned people in flood-affected areas as well as shifting of flood-affected people to assigned relief camps. On behalf of Dibrugarh district administration, 29.01 quintal rice, 14.37 quintal pulses and other essential items were distributed among the distressed flood-affected people.

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