Assam Flood: Over 3 million affected as heavy rains cause extensive damage

Assam Floods:

Due to incessant rains for the last several days, the northeastern states including Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh are also in bad condition due to floods and landslides. In Assam, the situation is continuously worsening due to floods.

About 31 lakh people have been badly affected by the floods in 32 districts od Assam. The water level of Brahmaputra, Manas, Gaurang, Kopili and Pagaladiya rivers are above the danger mark in many parts of the state.

The flood waters of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries have entered 4291 villages and submerged 66455 hectares of crop land. Due to which thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes. Relief and rescue operations are continuing in the affected areas.

Eight more people, including four children, were killed in the floods on Saturday. With this, the death toll from the floods has risen to 25. At the same time, the total death toll in the floods and landslides in the state this year has risen to 62. On the other hand, eight others are missing. Four people are missing from Hojai district while the other four are missing from Bajli, Karbi Anglong West, Kokrajhar and Tamulpur districts.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called up Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to inquire about the current flood situation in the state and assured all possible help from the Centre. Modi has also expressed concern over the difficulties being faced by the people affected by the floods.

At present, the northeastern states do not seem to be getting relief from the rains and floods. According to the forecast of the Meteorological Department (IMD), there is a possibility of widespread rain with heavy to very heavy rainfall under the influence of strong south/southwest winds over the northeast and adjoining east India from the Bay of Bengal. 

During the next 3 days over Northeast India and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim it was informed that isolated heavy rains are very likely to continue over Assam and Meghalaya and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura during the next two days.


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