GUWAHATI: The overall flood situation in Assam continued to improve on Saturday even as one more person lost his life in the current wave of floods. The overall death toll due to floods in the State is 09.
According to the daily flood bulletin issued by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) on Friday the total figure of affected population has come down from 12,01,382 to 10,82,504 in the districts of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Darrang, Baksa, Udalguri, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup (Metro), Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli and Sivasagar.
The Brahmaputra in Jorhat, Sonitpur and Dhubri, the Dhansiri in Golaghat, Jia Bharali in Sonitpur and the Kopili in Nagaon were flowing above the danger level till Friday morning.Flood waters damaged a number of embankments in Bongaigaon and Golaghat districts along with a number of roads in Chirang, Barpeta, Lakhimpur, Udalguri and Golaghat districts. Incidents of flood-triggered erosion have also been reported from Baksa, Lakhimpur and Udalguri districts
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