GUWAHATI: The flood situation is improving in the state, barring the Barak Valley. However, the death toll due to floods and landslides continues to rise. Five persons died due to floods in the past 24 hours in the state. Floods and landslides toll in the state is 126.
According to official reports, Barpeta, Cachar, Darrang, Karimganj and Morigaon districts reported one death each. The five include four children and a female. Two others have been missing for the last 24 hours.
According to the flood bulletin of the ASDMA (Assam State Disaster Management Authority), the Brahmaputra is now flowing below the danger level. However, the River Kopili is flowing above the danger level at Dharamtul.
The flood has affected 28 of the 35 districts in the state. As many as 22,21,577 people in 2542 villages are facing the wrath of the floods. Around 2,17,413 people are taking shelter in 564 relief camps.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister visited Silchar during the day and Hajo in the Kamrup district in the evening.
The authorities air-transported over 85 tonnes of GR items like rice, dal, salt, mustard oil, packaged drinking water, ORS, wheat bran and 3,575 food packages to Silchar from Guwahati and Jorhat.
Regional Metrological Centre, Guwahati forecasted that places in Assam would witness medium rainfall, and a few places might witness heavy rains and lightning.