Guwahati: A team of 20 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel with all necessary equipments have been air transported on Thursday from Guwahati to Haflong, Dima Hasao for further search and rescue operation of the stranded people.
In view of the current flood and landslide situation in the state, Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), under the supervision of chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, has further expedited the response and recovery services by engaging the concerned stakeholders and deployment of additional resources and support system to the severely affected districts especially Dima Hasao and Barak Valley.
Around 12 MT essential food items including rice, daal and other commodities have been air transported from Jorhat to Haflong on Thursday also.
UNICEF has also proposed ASDMA to deploy seven teams of technical specialists and consultants to support disaster management authorities of Cachar, Hojai, Darrang, Biswanath, Nagaon, Morigaon and Dima Hasao to monitor flood relief camps in accordance with the relief camp management SOP, assess ground situation and needs and supporting relevant stakeholders in strengthening the response.
As per the cumulative flood Report till date, a total of 7, 17,046 populations of 1,929 villages in 29 districts in flood and 5 districts in landslides have been affected in the state. A total of 58,065.29 hectares crop area has been affected in flood.
Nine persons (4 in Flood & 5 in Landslide) have been lost in the first phase of flood in the state.