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Floods hit 1.95 lakh people, Dispur opens helplines

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 Jun 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Floods, following heavy rains for the past few days, have affected at least 1.95 lakh people in thirteen districts of the State, an official statement said in the evening. A total of 553 villages and 8,245.02 hectares of crop area are under waters

BY Our Staff Reporter

Guwahati, June 10: Minister of Revenue and Disaster Magement Dr. Bhumidhar Barman and Minister of Water Resource Basanta Das today reviewed the flood situation in Assam with senior officials of the State.

The high level review meeting deliberated upon a host of issues ranging from mitigation measures, provision of relief and rescue materials besides taking stock of the extent of damages. Necessary instructions have been issued to the Deputy Commissioners of the affected districts to provide relief and rescue besides rehabilitation of those affected.

As per the data provided by the Water Resources Department, embankments have been breached in the districts of Sonitpur, lbari, Dhubri, Darrang and Goalpara and the total rainfall received so far up to June 10 is 931mm (recorded at Chandmari, Guwahati).

Dr. Bhumidhar Barman also stated that sufficient food stock and medicines have been kept ready to tackle the tural calamity. For further information, the State Emergency Operation Centre (Toll Free) Number 1070 and District Emergency Operation Centre (Toll Free) Number 1077 have been made available for the public.

Floods, following heavy rains for the past few days, have affected at least 1.95 lakh people in thirteen districts of the State, an official statement said in the evening.

A total of 553 villages and 8,245.02 hectares of crop area are under waters.

Only four relief camps are operatiol – three in Tinsukia and one in Sonitpur – as on date.

As per the CWC, rivers Brahmaputra at Nematighat, Jia-bharali at NT Rd. Crossing in Sonitpur and Puthimari at NH Rd. Crossing at Kamrup district are flowing above the danger level.

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