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.
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.
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.
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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