Guwahati: Assam has received over 590 mm of rain since March causing heavy flood and landslides across some 24 districts. Already seven people were reportedly killed and three persons including two children still missing.
As per the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), an average 47.1 mm rainfall recorded since Monday. “From March 1 to May 16, a total 592.6 mm rainfall recorded in Assam,” said Assam state disaster management authority (ASDMA).
ASDMA said that flood have been recorded in the districts of Bajali, Baksa, Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Cachar, Charaideo, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Dima-Hasao, Hojai, Kamrup, Karbi Anglong West, Kokrajhar, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sonitpur, Tamulpur, Udalguri, Jorhat, Kamrup (Metro).
Pout of these districts, Dima Hasao district has been witnessing a disastrous situation with heavy rain and landslides disrupting railway and land connectivity. Images of the New Haflong railways station displaying its sorry state have gone viral.
At least 1, 97,248 people in 811 villages of the state continued to remain flood affected in the state. At least 1277 houses were fully damaged in the flood since March.
At least 32, 959 people including several children were still taking shelter in 55 relief camps opened in the state. Over 16,645 Hectares of cropland has been affected so far.