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Flood death toll up to 24 in Assam

In view of the current flood and landslide situation in the State

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 May 2022 3:25 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: In view of the current flood and landslide situation in the State, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) has taken some major initiatives in the last 24 hours, even as the overall death toll mounted to 24 with the death of six more persons in the last 24 hours.

The ASDMA has sent 2,000 liters of diesel and 12 metric tonne of food items via air transport from Jorhat to three remote places - Laisong, Khepre and Mazidisa - of the Dima Hasao district on Sunday.

Discosing this, an official communiqué informed that an IoT-based water level monitoring system called 'Jaltarangini' has been tested in Dibrugarh with technological support from the NIC, which will further improve the precision of flood forecasting and early warning system.

It further stated that 7,19,425 people across 2,095 villages in 22 districts have been affected by floods in the last 24 hours. A total of 269 relief camps and 152 relief distribution centres have been opened in all affected areas in the last 24 hours and 91,518 inmates are staying in these relief camps.

Overall, 95,473.51 hectares of crop areas have been affected by floods in the last 24 hours.

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