GUWAHATI, Aug 25: The state is grappling with the aftermath of heavy rains, which have triggered floods affecting a significant population. According to a bulletin from the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) on Friday, a total of 35,911 individuals have been adversely affected by the recent deluge.
The district of Dhemaji has been particularly hard hit, with over 33,450 people grappling with the consequences of the flooding. Additionally, several areas in Chirang are also submerged, and the floodwaters have swamped a substantial 772.35 hectares of agricultural land.
In response to this crisis, district administrations have set up 21 relief camps and distribution centers across the affected regions. These efforts are aimed at providing essential assistance and relief to those who have been impacted by the floods.
The floods have not only disrupted lives but also inflicted damage on critical infrastructure. Reports of road damage and other infrastructural challenges have emerged from various areas, including Cachar, Karimganj, Sivasagar, and Dhemaji.
The situation remains precarious as key rivers, such as the Beki at Road Bridge, Disang at Nanglamuraghat, and the Brahmaputra at Tezpur and Nimatighat, have surged beyond the danger level, causing concern for further inundation.
Erosion has emerged as an additional threat, with Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Dhubri, Kokrajhar, and Tinsukia reporting instances of significant erosion.
The state is mobilizing resources to address this dire situation and provide aid to those affected by the floods. The challenges posed by the heavy rains and subsequent flooding underscore the need for preparedness and effective disaster management strategies to mitigate the impact on vulnerable communities.