Exodus of elephants in Kaziranga national Park to safer places continues
Exodus of elephants in Kaziranga national Park to safer places continues|EastMojo Image
ASSAM

Flood scene improves; heavy rainfall predicted in parts of Northeast

Total number of human casualties in Assam due to flood rises to 84

Team EastMojo

Team EastMojo

GUWAHATI: At a time when the flood situation in Assam is gradually improving, the Regional Meteorological Centre here has issued red alert of heavy rainfall till July 21 for Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya.

Meanwhile, following the death of five more persons in Barpeta, Baksa, Dhubri , Morigaon and Nagaon districts on Sunday, the total number of human casualties in the state due to flood rises to 84.

According to govt reports, over 25 lakh people have been affected in flood in Assam
According to govt reports, over 25 lakh people have been affected in flood in Assam EastMojo Image

A number of forest camps in Kaziranga National Park and Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary are still reeling under flood waters. In Kaziranga, floods have claimed lives of 108 animals so far.

According to official sources, altogether 24 districts – Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Darrang, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup (Metro), Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Cachar – were reeling under flood waters, affecting 25,29,312 people and submerging 1,12,138 hectares of cropland in 2,400 villages under 70 revenue circles.Flood waters have damaged a number of embankments in Dibrugarh and Chirang districts along with a number of roads in Dibrugarh, Barpeta and Goalpara districts in the past 24 hours. Several flood-triggered incidents of erosion have also been reported from Biswanath, Dibrugarh, Majuli and Chirang districts on Sunday.

Rhinos in Kaziranga National Park are taking shelter in highland areas
Rhinos in Kaziranga National Park are taking shelter in highland areas EastMojo Image

Flood waters have damaged a number of embankments in Dibrugarh and Chirang districts along with a number of roads in Dibrugarh, Barpeta and Goalpara districts in the past 24 hours. Several flood-triggered incidents of erosion have also been reported from Biswanath, Dibrugarh, Majuli and Chirang districts on Sunday.

 In Kaziranga, floods have claimed lives of 108 animals so far
In Kaziranga, floods have claimed lives of 108 animals so far EastMojo Image

The Brahmaputra river in Jorhat, Sonitpur, Goalpara and Dhubri, Dhansiri in Golaghat, Jia Bharali in Sonitpur, Kopili in Nagaon, Beki in Barpeta, Kushiyara in Karimganj and Sankosh in Dhubri have been flowing above danger level.

In Kamrup (Metro) district, flood waters have affected altogether 43,671 people in Sonapur, Chandrapur and Dispur revenue circles. Among the affected people, 50,559 people are taking shelter in 521 relief camps across the State.

A total of 4,53,360 people have been affected in Goalpara making it the worst-hit district.

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