Assam Floods: Heavy rain triggers floods in South Salmara district, affect hundreds of families

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Meanwhile, severe rains have caused flooding in portions of Guwahati, including the Kahilipara, Jatia and Hatigaon regions.
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Flood situation worsen in Assam, over 31.54 lakh people affected, death toll rises to 151
Flood situation worsen in Assam, over 31.54 lakh people affected, death toll rises to 151

Guwahati: Several villages in Assam’s South Salmara district were submerged owing to floods triggered by excessive rainfall, affecting hundreds of households, official said on Thursday.

Since a few days, Assam has been witnessing torrential rain, impacting hundreds of families.

Meanwhile, severe rains have caused flooding in portions of Guwahati, including the Kahilipara, Jatia and Hatigaon regions.

On Wednesday, Assam’s flood situation improved further as the affected population decreased to around 12,600, an official bulletin said.

This year’s flood and landslide death toll remained at 38, with no new casualties reported in the last couple of days.

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority’s (ASDMA) daily flood bulletin said 12,512 people are still reeling under the waters.

Districts namely Cachar, Dima Hasao, and Morigaon continued to remain affected by the floods.

Currently, 34 villages are under water and 1380.00 hectares of crop area have been damaged across two districts i.e. Cachar and Morigaon.

Cachar has been impacted the worst, with 10,325 people affected, followed by Morigaon, which has around 2,187 people affected.

The authorities are running four relief camps in two districts, where 530 people, including 150 females and 110 children, are taking shelter.

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