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Assam Floods: Situation Improves, Death Toll Up

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GUWAHATI, July 19: The devastating floods in Assam claimed another life on Wednesday, bringing the total death toll in the season to nine. The latest casualty was reported from Sivasagar district.

While there is a gradual improvement in the overall flood situation, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) evening bulletin on Wednesday reported that a total of 63,606 people are still affected in 14 districts and subdivisions of Assam. The number of affected villages stands at 272, according to the bulletin.

The Brahmaputra river continues to flow above the danger level at Dhubri, Tezpur, and Nimatighat, posing a threat to nearby areas.

Golaghat remains the worst-hit district with over 27,520 people currently facing the brunt of the deluge, followed by Sivasagar (15,137) and Dhemaji (14,892).

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To provide relief to the affected population, a total of 51 relief camps and 44 relief distribution centers are currently operational across the flood-hit districts, offering shelter to 522 inmates.

The floodwaters have also affected a significant number of animals, with 92,839 animals reported to be affected across the state.

On Wednesday, eleven embankments were breached in Udalguri, while five others were affected in Sivasagar. Additionally, the floodwaters caused damage to various infrastructure in Nalbari, Dhemaji, and Golaghat.

The day also witnessed massive erosions in Bongaigaon, Chirang, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Lakhimpur, and Sivasagar.

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Although there hasn’t been much rainfall in the state over the past 48 hours, weather conditions are expected to remain the same in the next 24 hours, followed by spells of rain at multiple locations.

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