Assam govt to start flood damage assessment: Death toll rises to 121

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A total of 25, 10,989 populations of 2,894 villages in 27 districts have been affected in flood in the state in last 24 hours.
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Earlier, the first team of Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) from Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), visited the flood affected areas.

Guwahati: Death toll in the first wave of Assam floods continued to rise on Saturday with two children amongst four people killed in the last 24 hours. So far, the total number of people died in the state due to flood stood at 121.

Meanwhile with weather clearing off in last couple of days, state government to start the damage assessment occurred by recent flood in the state.

Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said that it 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 Barak Valley.

It has been decided that teams led by ministers and supported by the senior secretaries would visit the affected areas in the State shortly to oversee the damage assessment followed by the severe flood in Assam.

The Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) of the entire State would also be arranged for damage assessment.

On Saturday, at least 57.55 MT of GR items including Rice, packaged drinking water, food packets, wheat bran for animals etc. were air transported today from Guwahati and Jorhat to Silchar, Cachar.

A total of 25, 10,989 populations of 2,894 villages in 27 districts have been affected in flood in the state in last 24 hours. A total of 2, 33,271 inmates are staying in these relief camps.

A total of 80346.28 hectares crop areas have been affected in flood in last 24 hours. ASDMA said that flood situation was showing marginal improvement as water is receding from the affected areas.

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