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Flood Scene Deteriorates, Death Toll Up

Brahmaputra Flowing Above Danger Level At Several Places

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HT Bureau

Guwahati, Aug 23: Incessant rains have worsen the flood situation in Assam with a total of 4,03,313 people affected in the past 24 hours. The floods have claimed the life of a person in the Golaghat district.

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The Brahmaputra continues to flow above the danger level at Dhubri, Goalpara, Guwahati, Tezpur and Neematighat. A total of 19 districts in the state are reeling under the impact of floods. They are Barpeta, Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Goalpara, Golaghat, Kamrup, Kamrup (Metro), Lakhimpur, Majuli, Morigaon, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sivasagar and Sonitpur.

A total of 44 revenue circles and 884 villages in these districts have been adversely affected by the floods in the state. Moreover, flood waters have inundated a total area of 23,130.62 hectares of cultivable land in the state. A total of 2,31,088 animals comprising of 1,40,469 big animals, 63,136 small animals and 27,483 poultry have been affected by the floods.

Meanwhile, the districts administrations of the affected districts have set up a total of nine relief camps in the affected places. Another 116 relief distribution centres have been set up where essential food items comprising of food grains, salt, edible oil and baby food are being distributed. In addition, of cattle feed comprising of 1,969.76 quintals wheat bran and 630.10 quintals of rice bran have been distributed among the public so far.

Moreover, several teams of the State Disaster Management Force (SDRF) are conducting relief and evacuation operations in the affected districts. A total of 34 boats are have been deployed in these districts to aid in the relief operations.  Five medical teams are also engaged in providing basic medical care to the affected.

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There are also reports flood waters damaging the several roads, bridges and other infrastructure in Bongaigaon, Dhubri, Majuli ,Morigaon, Darrang, Goalpara, Lakhimpur,Nagaon, Tamulpur and Udalguri. There are also reports of erosion occurring at different places in Bongaigaon, Chirang, Kamrup, Majuli, Nalbari, Sonitpur, Tinsukia and Udalguri districts.

On the other hand, the 10 forest camps of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary have been inundated by flood waters in the Morigaon district.



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