Flood in Hailakandi has affected more than 58 thousand, says DDMA report


According to an official release by the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), the flood in Hailakandi district of Assam has affected 58,208 people.

The first wave of flood has affected crops spread over 740 hectares, read the release.

Around 51 relief camps have been set up by the district administration, which is now sheltering 23,689 flood affected people.

State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in the affected areas.

Altogether eight boats are being pressed into service for rescue and relief operations.

Around 11 roads have been submerged with several culverts washed away across the district.

There are no reports of any casualties in the district as of now.

On the other hand, the Meteorological Department has issued a 48 hours warning of heavy monsoon showers in southern Assam and Tripura.

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