Assam Flood Impacts 11 Lakh Residents, More Rains Expected

by | Jul 3, 2024 | Climate Crisis, Environmental News

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Three people lost their lives on Tuesday as the flood situation in Assam worsened. The Assam flood has affected more than 11 lakh residents across 23 districts. The state disaster management authority reported these numbers, highlighting the severity of the situation.

In separate incidents in Tinsukia district, two people died. Another person drowned in Jonai, located in Dhemaji district. This brings the death toll from floods, landslides, and storm-related incidents this season to 48.

Assam Flood

Nearly 2,850 individuals have been rescued from various parts of Assam. The rescue operations involved the civil administration, the state disaster response force, the National Disaster Response Force, and the Indian Air Force. These combined efforts have been crucial in saving lives amid the ongoing crisis.

More than 11,34,400 residents have been affected by the floods. The affected districts include Barpeta, Biswanath, Cachar, Charaideo, Chirang, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Golaghat, Jorhat, Kamrup Metropolitan, Karbi Anglong, Karimganj, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Morigaon, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sivasagar, Sonitpur, Tamulpur, Tinsukia, and Udalguri. Lakhimpur is the worst-hit district, with over 1.65 lakh people affected by waterlogging. Darrang and Golaghat have also been severely impacted, with 1.47 lakh and 1.07 lakh people affected, respectively.

The flooding has caused serious damage to infrastructure. At least 2,200 villages have been submerged, and vital infrastructure such as embankments, roads, and bridges have been destroyed. More than 42,400 hectares of cropland have been damaged, affecting the livelihoods of many farmers. Additionally, 8.32 lakh domestic animals and poultry have been impacted by the floods.

To assist those affected, nearly 490 relief camps and distribution centers have been deployed across 21 districts. These camps are providing shelter to approximately 2.86 lakh people. The state disaster management authority is working tirelessly to ensure that those in need receive adequate support and assistance.

On Tuesday, the Brahmaputra river was flowing above the danger mark at Nimatighat, Tezpur, Guwahati, and Dhubri. The Barak River also breached its danger mark at BP Ghat. This indicates that more areas may face flooding in the coming days, and residents are being advised to remain vigilant and follow safety guidelines issued by authorities.

The situation in the state because of the Assam flood remains critical, with more rains expected in the coming days. The state disaster management authority, along with various rescue and relief teams, is working around the clock to mitigate the impact of the floods and provide necessary assistance to the affected residents. The government is also urging citizens to stay alert and take precautions to ensure their safety during this challenging time.

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