Over 62,000 people affected by floods in Assam


GUWAHATI: The flood situation in Assam turned serious on Tuesday.

As per the report, over 62,000 people getting affected across eight districts.

People are suffering due to flood in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Barpeta, Chirang, Golaghat, Jorhat and Dibrugarh districts.

Embankments, roads, bridges, culverts and many other infrastructures have been damaged at various places in Barpeta, Udalguri, Lakhimpur, Sonitpur and Jorhat districts.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) report, 145 villages are under the water and 3,435 hectares of crop areas have been damaged.

The ASDMA said authorities are running five relief camps and distribution centres in two districts, where 203 people have taken shelter.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) prediction, the situation could turn worse in the northeastern states including Assam in the next few days.

The IMD said the North-Eastern states are likely to experience enhanced rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy rain in Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura during July 9-12.

Massive erosions have been witnessed at various places of Sonitpur, Udalguri, Jorhat and Barpeta districts.

According to the ASDMA report, the Brahmaputra river at Nimatighat in Jorhat, the Dhansiri at Numaligarh in Golaghat, the Jia Bharali at NT Road Crossing in Sonitpur, the Puthimari at NH Road Crossing in Kamrup and the Beki at Road Bridge in Barpeta are flowing above the danger marks.


With inputs from PTI


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