Flood Situation In Assam Remains Grim As Water Level Increases In Brahmaputra


Guwahati, July 12, 2019

The flood situation continued to remain grim in Assam effecting around 4,23,386 people and 2,29,066 animals across 17 districts in the state. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA)the second wave of flood has so far affected 749 villages under 41 revenue circles in 17 districts of the State.

As per the flood bulletin, the Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger level at Nimatighat in Jorhat and Sonitpur while Dikhou in Sivasagar, Dhansiri at Numaligarh in Golaghat, Puthimari in Kamrup, Jia Bharali in Sonitpur and Beki is flowing above danger level in Barpeta district. The affected districts are Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darrang, Baksa, Barpeta, Nalbari, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Majuli, Jorhat and Dibrugarh.

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Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has directed the top officials to provide timely medical treatment to people at relief camps & flood hit areas to avert outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis and other health hazards.

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) personnel have been deployed in the affected districts for rescue operations. Around 721  people have been rescued in the districts of Lakhimpur, Barpeta, Bongaigaon and Dibrugarh so far.

Barpeta (84,262 people) is the highest affected district followed by Dhemaji (80,219 people). On the other hand, 4571 hectares crop area has been affected in Dhemaji which is followed by 3367.11 hectares in Lakhimpur district.