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Flood State of affairs Improves in Assam, 3.89 Lakh in 17 Districts Nonetheless Affected

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Picture for illustration. (AP) The variety of flood-hit folks decreased by 4.65 lakh since Sunday whereas that of the district was down by two. PTI Guwahati Final Up to date: August 4, 2020, 12:00 AM IST […]

Image for representation. (AP)

Picture for illustration. (AP)

The variety of flood-hit folks decreased by 4.65 lakh since Sunday whereas that of the district was down by two.

  • PTI Guwahati
  • Final Up to date: August 4, 2020, 12:00 AM IST

The flood scenario in Assam improved significantly on Monday because the water receded from huge areas of the state, although yet one more individual misplaced his life within the deluge and round 3.89 lakh folks in 17 districts are nonetheless affected, an official bulletin stated.

The variety of flood-hit folks decreased by 4.65 lakh since Sunday whereas that of the district was down by two.

In response to the day by day flood report of the Assam State Catastrophe Administration Authority (ASDMA), one individual drowned at Manikpur space of Bongaigaon district.

This yr”s flood and landslides have thus claimed 136 lives throughout the state thus far. Whereas 110 folks died in flood-related incidents, 26 had been killed in landslides.

At current, 494 villages and 32,028.83 hectare of crop areas have been underneath water within the state, ASDMA stated.

Goalpara continues to be the worst-hit district with round 1.73 lakh folks affected, adopted by Bongaigaon with greater than 49,800 folks and Morigaon with over 48,100 affected folks.

ASDMA stated that the authorities are operating 39 aid camps and distribution centres throughout 9 districts, the place 7,181 folks have taken shelter.

The Brahmaputra river is flowing above the hazard mark at Dhubri city, Nimatighat in Jorhat and Tezpur in Sonitpur districts.

Its tributaries Dhansiri, Jia Bharali and Kopili are additionally flowing above the hazard ranges.

The flood has affected 3,84,298 home animals and poultry throughout the state over the last 24 hours, ASDMA added.

Roads and plenty of different infrastructure have been broken at varied locations in Chirang, Barpeta and Kokrajhar districts.

Huge erosions have been witnessed at completely different locations of Chirang and Kokrajhar districts, ASDMA stated.

The 17 flood-hit districts are Dhemaji, Biswanath, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup Metropolitan, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat and Sivasagar districts.


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