At present, 21,071 flood-affected people are taking shelter in 224 relief camps
At present, 21,071 flood-affected people are taking shelter in 224 relief camps|EastMojo Image
ASSAM

Assam flood hits over 13 lakh; more rains likely

At present, 21,071 flood-affected people are taking shelter in 224 relief camps

Team EastMojo

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GUWAHATI: More than 13 lakh people have been affected as the flood situation deteriorates across Assam. The situation is likely to worsen further as the Meteorological Department has issued warning of heavy rainfall at isolated places in the next 72 hours.

Two more persons died in flood in Nagaon district on Sunday.

Altogether 24 districts – Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Udalguri, Darrang, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Goalpara, Kamrup, Morigaon, Nagaon, West Karbi Anglong, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia – were reeling under flood waters, affecting 12,97,241 people and 82,546 hectares of cropland.

Following incessant rainfall in most parts of the State, the Brahmaputra in Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Sonitpur, Kamrup (Metro), Goalpara and Dhubri, Subansiri in Lakhimpur, Burhidihing in Dibrugarh, Dhansiri in Golaghat, Jia Bharali in Sonitpur, Kopili in Nagaon, Puthimari in Kamrup, Pagladiya in Nalbari and Barpeta, Beki in Barpeta and Sankosh in Dhubri were flowing above the danger level.

Portion of sub divisional civil hospital at Bajali in Barpeta district
Portion of sub divisional civil hospital at Bajali in Barpeta district EastMojo Image

At present, 21,071 flood-affected people are taking shelter in 224 relief camps.

During the past 24 hours, incidents of flood-triggered erosion have also been reported from Biswanath, Sonitpur, Nagaon, Udalguri, Chirang and Baksa districts.

Around 29 dykes till date have been damaged by floods. It was revealed by the state water resources department during a review meeting held by chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal here.

Flood waters have completed inundated the sub divisional civil hospital at Bajali in Barpeta district
Flood waters have completed inundated the sub divisional civil hospital at Bajali in Barpeta district EastMojo Image

On Sunday, Sonowal took stock of the vast networks of embankments of the State as well of the embankments which sustained breach by the consecutive waves of flood and asked the department to repair the breached portion of the embankments on a war footing.

Altogether 125 forest camps in Kaziranga National Park, 28 in Orang National Park and 12 in Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary have been affected in the floods.

Meanwhile, the increasing water of different rivers has created havoc at Barpeta district.The increasing water level has completely inundated the Swahid Madan Rowta sub-divisional civil hospital at Pathsala in Barpeta district creating a major problem for the people in the area.

Meanwhile, the patients of the hospital have been shifted to other nearby places of the district during the last couple of days.

The flood and erosion have also created major problem for the people in Kokrajhar district. At-least 28 families of Sikarbil village under Dotma police station have become homeless due to the problem.

Health workers at the sub divisional civil hospital at Bajali in Barpeta district
Health workers at the sub divisional civil hospital at Bajali in Barpeta district EastMojo Image
Patients at sub divisional civil hospital at Bajali in Barpeta district have been shifted to other places
Patients at sub divisional civil hospital at Bajali in Barpeta district have been shifted to other places EastMojo Image

The increasing water level has completely inundated the Swahid Madan Rowta sub-divisional civil hospital at Pathsala in Barpeta district creating a major problem for the people in the area.

Meanwhile, the patients of the hospital have been shifted to other nearby places of the district during the last couple of days.

The flood and erosion have also created major problem for the people in Kokrajhar district. At-least 28 families of Sikarbil village under Dotma police station have become homeless due to the problem.

The flood and erosion have also created major problem for the people in Kokrajhar district
The flood and erosion have also created major problem for the people in Kokrajhar district EastMojo Image

Senior Assam ministers Chandan Brahma, Pramila Rani Brahma; MLA Rabiram Narzary and senior officers of the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) administration also visited the flood and erosion-hit areas of the district to take stock of the situation recently.

Around 29 dykes till date have been damaged by floods
Around 29 dykes till date have been damaged by floods EastMojo Image

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