Assam floods: Nearly 1.20 lakh people affected in 20 districts; heavy rains to continue

Assam: The flood condition in Assam remained critical on Wednesday, with nearly 1.20 lakh people affected in 20 districts by the deluge.

The water level of the Beki River is flowing above the danger level mark at Road Bridge, Pagladiya at Nt Road Crossing and Puthimari River at Nh Road Crossing.

780 villages under 45 revenue villages of Bajali, Baksa, Barpeta, Biswanath, Chirang, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Golaghat, Hojai, Kamrup, Kokrajhar, Lakhimpur, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sonitpur, Tamulpur, Udalguri districts are affected by flood and urban floods have also been reported Bajali, Darrang, Kamrup (Metro), Kokrajhar and Nalbari districts.

According to, ASDMA flood report, “44707 people have been affected alone in Nalbari district followed by 26571 people in Baksa, 25096 people in Lakhimpur, 15610 people in Tamulpur, 3840 people in Barpeta district.”

The district’s administration set up 14 relief camps and 17 relief distribution centres and a total of 2091 people have taken shelter in relief camps in Baksa, Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Nalbari and Tamulpur districts.

Over 1.07 lakh domestic animals, and poultry have also been affected in the first spell of flood in the flood-hit districts.

On Wednesday, the NDRF, SDRF, and Fire & Emergency Services who are engaged in rescue operations evacuated 1280 people from flood-hit areas and the flood waters damaged 4 embankments, 72 roads, and 7 bridges.

There will be no respite from the rain as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an ‘Orange Alert’, predicting very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall across several districts over the next few days.

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said that the Royal Government of Bhutan has issued a weather advisory stating that cloudy weather with light to moderate rainfall may occur in isolated areas of the country in the next 2-3 days, potentially leading to rising water levels in the Brahmaputra and its tributaries.

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