Flood Situation in Assam Worsens, Around 74,116 People Affected

According to an Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) report, over 18 districts in 37 revenue circles of the state are still reeling under flood waters.
Flood Situation in Assam Worsens, Around 74,116 People Affected
Flood waters in Assam

The flood situation in Assam has worsened further after heavy and incessant rainfall across the state in the past few days.

According to an Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) report, over 18 districts in 37 revenue circles of the state are still reeling under flood waters.

Around 74,116 people in 314 villages are still affected by the floods, as per the ASDMA report. On the other hand, a total of seven relief camps have been set up across the state where around 1,224 inmates are currently taking shelter.

Further, three relief camps and five relief distribution centres have been set up in Guwahati.

The flood affected districts are namely Bajali, Baksa, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Dima Hasao, Goalpara, Hojai, Kamrup, Kamrup (M), Kokrajhar, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Nalbari, Tamulpur and Udalguri.

Meanwhile, the Manas River is flowing above the danger level at National Highway Road-crossing in lower Assam.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) personnel, deployed in the flood-affected areas are using boats to rescue people and offer relief materials to those still stuck in flooded homes.

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