Guwahati, July 13, 2019
More than 14 lakh people have been affected in Assam as monsoon floods have inundated at least 25 of the 33 districts in the state. The Brahmaputra river and ten others are flowing above the danger mark, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA)’s flood bulletin has said on July 13th, 2019. Six people have died so far due to floods in Assam.
The Brahmaputra at Nematighat (Jorhat), Tezpur (Sonitpur), Guwahati, Goalpara, Dhubri; Burhidehing at Khowang (Dibrugarh); Subansiri at Badatighat (Lakhimpur); Dhansiri (S) at Numaligath (Golaghat); Jia Bharali at NT Rd Xing (Sonitpur); Kopili at Kampur and Dharamtul (Nagaon); Puthimari at NH Rd Xing (Kamrup); Beki at Rd Bridge (Barpeta); Barak at AP Ghat (Cachar), Badarpurghat (Karimganj); Katakhal at Matizuri (Hailakandi) and Kushiyara at Karimganj are following above danger level.
Officials say over 51,752 hectares of farmland is under floodwater. 80 revenue circles, 2,168 villages are hit by the second wave of flood affecting 14,06,711 people.
With more rain predicted over the weekend, ferry services across the state. A total of 234 relief centres are operational across the state where 20,047 people are taking shelter.
Due to swirling flood waters, the Northeast Frontier (NF) Railway authority has either cancelled or short terminated several trains.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on July 13th, 2019 spoke to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and took stock of the flood situation in the State. During a telephonic conversation with Sonowal, Shah reviewed the situation in Assam where large areas are inundated by flood waters triggering multiple landslides.