Over 3L affected in Assam floods; Brahmaputra continues to flow above danger level
The continuous rainfall has created havoc in nine districts of Assam claiming the lives of seven persons and affecting over three lakh people by Friday morning. The state has been seeing heavy rainfall since May 23 and several places have been demarcated as red zones by the Indian Meteorological Department.
Though the water-levels have started to recede, the danger still looms large over several districts as the Brahmaputra and Kopili Rivers are flowing above danger levels in Nematighat and Nagaon district’s Jorhat, and Kampur.Goalpara is the most devastated district and over 17,928 people have been rendered homeless and are putting up at 56 relief camps.
Incidents of landslides have also been reported from Dima Hasao district and erosion of soil has been reported from Majuli, Sonitpur, Dibrugarh, Barpeta, and South Salmara districts.
The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ADSMA) has also said that the bridges, roads, and embankments have been washed away and over 21,572 hectares of crops in 8 districts of Nagaon, Hojai, Darrang, Dhemaji, Goalpara, Nalbari, West Karbi Anglong, and Tinsukia have been affected by the floods so far.