GUWAHATI, Aug 12: As continuous rainfall persists in various parts of the state, an official bulletin from the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) revealed that nearly 70,200 individuals have been impacted by flood waters in five districts. The affected districts comprise Darrang, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Golaghat, and Sivasagar.
The current plight encompasses 367 villages struggling with the inundation caused by rising waters. Notably, major rivers, including the Brahmaputra, have exceeded their danger levels at multiple locations, exacerbating the situation.
In Dhemaji and Sivasagar districts alone, flood waters have disrupted the lives of over 45,407 and 22,650 people respectively. Fortunately, no new reports of fatalities were recorded on Saturday, and the toll from this year’s floods remains at eleven.
The Disang at Nanglamuraghat, Dikhou at Sivasagar, and the Brahmaputra at Dhubri and Nimatighat are all currently flowing above the danger level.
The district authorities in the affected regions are currently operating 69 relief camps and 61 relief distribution centers, providing assistance to 1,284 people. The number of affected animals has also risen to 21,414.
Rescue operations conducted by the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in Sivasagar led to the successful evacuation of 206 individuals. Unfortunately, the agricultural sector has not been spared, with around 5,866.83 hectares of crops negatively impacted by the floods. Additionally, a road in Cachar was damaged due to floodwaters during the day, with similar incidents reported in Dhemaji and Sivasagar.
Furthermore, there are reports of significant erosion emerging from Baksa. The situation continues to evolve as authorities work diligently to manage the impact of the ongoing floods.