Flood Scenario In Assam Deteriorates, Over 2.5 lakh Affected
A total of 9 roads and about 61 houses have been washed away by the floods in various districts of Assam.
Guwahati: The situation of flood in Assam have been getting worse as the water levels of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries have been rising at a good speed. About 16 districts out of Assam's 34 districts have been submerged by floodwaters. At least 2.58 lakhs of people have been affected by the flood.
In a statement issued by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), the districts affected the most are Barpeta, Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Golaghat, Jorhat, Kamrup, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Morigaon, Nagaon, Sivasagar, Sonitpur and Tinsukia. The recent wave of floods is caused by continuous heavy rainfall.
"Due to incessant rainfall in the upper region like Arunachal Pradesh, the water of Brahmaputra is rising, causing widespread floods. But it is under control now. There is no major embankment breach. Only minor damages have been reported in embankments in Bongaigaon and Nagaon districts," the Chief Executive Office of ASDMA, Gyanendra Tripathi, said.
No loss of human life has been reported as of now. Among the affected are 87,337 women and 47,377 children, according to sources.
In Lakhimpur and Sivasagar districts, around 61 houses have been washed away by the flood.
Kaziranga National Park & Tiger Reserve has also issued an advisory in regard to the current ongoing floods on its official Twitter account.
"@kaziranga_ has started issuing time cards to regulate traffic in animal corridors. Heavy trucks are kindly advised to use North bank road to avoid traffic in Kaziranga stretch of NH 37", the tweet had read.
ADVISORY🔊@kaziranga_ has started issuing time cards to regulate traffic in animal corridors.Heavy trucks are kindly advised to use North bank road to avoid traffic in Kaziranga stretch of NH 37. @assamforest @alka_b87 @gpsinghips @nagaonpolice @TinsukiaPolice @dibrugarhpolice pic.twitter.com/N6qwadBK6g— Kaziranga National Park & Tiger Reserve (@kaziranga_) August 29, 2021
Altogether 9 roads have been washed away in the districts of Barpeta, Biswanath, Golaghat, Jorhat, Nagaon and Sivasagar. As of now, a total of 732 villages under 40 revenue circles have been affected by the flood.
According to Tripathi, the rivers in the state have been maintaining a rising trend in most of the district that is affected by the flood. In addition to that, the rivers have also been flowing above the danger mark in many others. The districts with the highest number of people affected are Lakhimpur, Majuli and Dhemaji with 1,05,257, 57,256 and 35,539 cases, respectively.
As many as 6,218 people had to leave their homes to taken shelter in 24 relief camps that are set up by the district administrations of Bongaigaon, Chirang, Dhemaji and Majuli. The districts of Baksa, Dibrugarh and Jorhat have also prepared relief centres for affected people.