GUWAHATI: The record-breaking floods in the State have claimed nine lives in the past 24 hours, and with this the death toll due to floods and landslides in the State has reached 39.
Even as the water level is receding at many places in many rivers, yet the situation is still grim. Around 53,52,107 people of 4,128 villages in 103 revenue circles have been affected in 28 districts in the State by the current wave of flood.
Talking to The Sentinel, CWC’s superintending engineer (hydrological observation circle) Guwahati Vishnu Dev Roy said: “This wave of floods have crossed the 31-year record at Dhubri by the Brahmaputra. Likewise, the Ainadi broke the four-year record at Bongaigaon. At Dhubri the highest flood level (HFL) was 30.36 metre at 6 pm on August 29, 1988. The level of the Brahmaputra touched that mark at Dhubri at 6 pm on Wednesday and crossed it by a centimetre at 9.30 pm the same day. Likewise, at Bongaigaon, the HFL of Ainadi was 53.26 metre on August 21, 2015. The mark was crossed on July 11 this year by a centimeter.”
At present, 689 relief camps are operational in various flood-affected districts with 2,25,737 inmates.
A total of 212122.74-hectare crops, 25,18,825 animals and 22,59,413 poultry have been affected by the floods.