Over seven lakh hit in Assam floods, death toll rises to 11

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Over seven lakh hit in Assam floods, death toll rises to 11
Meanwhile, some 18 percent of Kaziranga National Park remained inundated with 55 anti poaching camps out of 223 remained under water.

Guwahati: The death count has risen to eleven in the ongoing pre-monsoon floods and landslides in Assam, while, two were reported missing on Thursday.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) over seven lakh people have been hit in 27 districts.

The districts affected owing to the current flood situation in Assam are Bajali, Baksa, Barpeta, Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Cachar, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Dima-Hasao, Goalpara, Hailakandi, Hojai, Kamrup, Kamrup (M), Karbi Anglong West, Karimganj, Kokrajhar, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Morigaon, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sonitpur, Udalguri.

The urban flood-hit districts are Darrang, Kamrup Metro and Jorhat.

More than 23 thousand (both Kuccha and Pukka) houses and 4042 fully (both Kuccha and Pukka) houses were damaged in three districts namely Cachar, Dima Hasao and Kamrup.

Around 1790 villages were affected in 26 districts, as per the ASDMA report.

More than 80,298 people have been shifted to 359 relief camps.

Nagaon, Cachar and Hojai are the worst-hit districts.

Around 63970.62 Crop Area (in Hectares) were damaged.

Meanwhile, India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert in Assam owing to a moisture incursion from the Bay of Bengal which is likely to continue over to Northeast India due to low-level Southerly/Southwesterly winds during May 19-21, 2022.

Under the influence of the above system, widespread rainfall accompanied by thunderstorm/lightning and heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places are very likely over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam- Meghalaya, Nagaland-Manipur-Mizoram-Tripura and thunderstorm/lightning and heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over Meghalaya on 19 and 21 May 2022.

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