Guwahati, July 11, 2019
The flood situation in Assam turned serious on July 11th, 2019, with 4,23,386 people and 2,29,066 animals getting affected across 17 districts in the state, according to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).
A total of 749 villages in 41 revenue circles are reeling under flood. The affected districts are Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darrang, Baksa, Barpeta, Nalbari, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Majuli, Jorhat and Dibrugarh.
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.
A total 53 relief camps/ centres operational in Dhemaji (4), Lakhimpur (20), Baksa (2), Nalbari (3), Chirang (1), Kokrajhar (1), Golaghat (3), Majuli (14), Jorhat (3) and Dibrugarh (2).
Due to the incessant rain for the last few days, 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 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) teams have been pressed into service in the flood-affected areas for search and rescue operation.