Over 5 lakh people affected by the floods in Assam; 14 deaths; situation somewhat improves

Guwahati: According to an official bulletin on Sunday, floods in Assam situation remained dire, with three additional deaths reported and new areas submerged, despite a slight decline in the number of affected people.
It stated that as impacted people sought refuge in rescue shelters spread over several locations, rivers continued to run wild.

5,35,246 people in 13 districts were still affected by the flood, according to a bulletin from the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).

On Saturday, 6,01,642 individuals in 10 districts were impacted.

There are now 18 confirmed deaths from floods and storms since May 28, including two in Cachar and one in Nagaon.

According to the ASDMA briefing, the three main rivers, Kopili, Barak, and Kushiyara, are still flowing over the danger threshold.

With 3,03,567 people still impacted, Nagaon was the worst-hit district. Cachar came in second with 1,09,798 and Hojai third with 86,382.

Over 39,000 displaced individuals were housed in 193 relief camps located in several areas. There were 82 more relief distribution centers in operation.

Numerous organizations, including the NDRF, SDRF, and local governments, were conducting rescue and relief activities. Medical teams had also been sent to the impacted areas.

floods in Assam
floods in Assam

Reports of damage to many districts’ infrastructure, including roads, bridges, and other properties, have been made.

Six people died and over 3.5 lakh people were still affected by floods in 11 districts of Assam on Friday, officials said. In the wake of Cyclone Remal, there were constant rains, which caused communication problems on the roads and by train.

The number of deaths caused by floods, rain, and storms in the state since May 28 has reached 12, with three occurring in Cachar, two in Hailakandi, and one in Karbi Anglong.

floods in Assam: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised the state of the Center’s assistance in handling the crisis, and Union Home Minister Amit Shah has spoken with Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

The most affected district is Nagaon, where more than 3 lakh people live, followed by Cachar, where more than 1 lakh people live.

The 14 flood-affected districts are:

floods in Assam

Hailakandi, Karimganj, Hojai, Dhemaji, Kamrup, Dibrugarh, Nagaon, Morigaon, Cachar, South Salmara, Karbi Anglong West, Golaghat, and Dima-Hasao.

In a recent assessment of the flood situation, Home Minister Amit Shah promised sufficient support. The Barak Valley area of Assam was visited by a well-equipped National Disaster Response Force team on Saturday, and the officials announced that they will remain there till the situation returns to normal.

Massive landslides were recorded in the Dima Hasao area as a result of the torrential rainfall, which stopped the Barak Valley and the rest of Assam’s rail and road communication. Some stranded trains have been passed, and officials claim that the railway rails are now in a better state.

floods in Assam
floods in Assam

Farmers are predicting a significant impact on agricultural output in the coming days due to the over 8143 hectares of agricultural land that are under[ floods in Assam]flood water as of Sunday, according to the ASDMA.

On Sunday, the hunt for a few missing people in Mizoram’s landslide sites—which occurred during the rain—kept going on.

The main student organization in the state, Central Young Mizo Association (CYMA), stated that more events will take place while aiding the disaster response teams in their search efforts.

floods in Assam
floods in Assam

The search will, however, end if the bodies are not located by Monday at 4 p.m., according to state government officials. Officials report that as of Saturday, a total of 28 deceased bodies had been found.

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