Assam And Manipur Floods Kills 48, Thousands Evacuated

by | Jul 4, 2024 | Climate Crisis, Environmental News

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Recently, the Assam and Manipur floods worsened as heavy rains continued to batter the northeastern states. The total death toll from flood-related incidents reached 48 on Wednesday. Authorities confirmed the grim figures amid ongoing rescue and relief efforts.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for all northeastern states, predicting more heavy rainfall this week. The relentless downpours have caused widespread devastation, affecting thousands of residents and displacing many.

Assam and Manipur Floods

Massive Evacuations and Destruction by Assam and Manipur Floods

In Assam, 46 deaths have been reported, with eight people drowning on Wednesday alone. Manipur reported two fatalities due to drowning. The overall flood situation remains critical, with over 16.25 lakh people in 29 districts affected by the second wave of floods in Assam. In Manipur, over 2,000 people have been evacuated from heavily flooded areas.

The floodwaters have submerged 2,800 villages under 105 revenue circles in Assam, covering 39,451.51 hectares of crop area. More than 3.86 lakh people are sheltering in 515 relief camps and distribution centers set up by the administration across 24 flood-hit districts.

Over the last 24 hours, the floods have damaged hundreds of roads, dozens of bridges, and thousands of houses in both Manipur and Assam. The Brahmaputra River and its tributaries have breached danger levels, causing massive destruction in nearby areas.

Rivers Breach Embankments Amid Heavy Rainfall

In Manipur, the Imphal River breached its embankment at Singjamei Oinam Thingel in Imphal West. The Kongba River swelled at Kongba Irong and parts of Keirao in Imphal East. Continued rainfall has worsened the situation, making it difficult for rescue teams to operate.

The Indian Army, state authorities, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) are actively carrying out relief operations across both states. Other northeastern states, such as Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh, are sending manpower to support relief efforts.

The central government has promised full support to the flood-hit states. It has offered more manpower, boats, and life-saving materials to aid Assam and Manipur in their recovery efforts. Authorities are working around the clock to provide relief to the affected residents and mitigate the damage caused by the Assam and Manipur floods.

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