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Assam Hit by Floods: over 1.9 lakh affected

According to forecast in Guwahati, all seven states in the north east will experience rain and thundershowers.

One person was killed on Thursday and quite 1.89 lakh people are affected in nine districts in fresh floods caused by heavy rains within the past three days in Assam.

The person was killed thanks to drowning in Dhemaji district taking the price in floods this season to fifteen , officials said.

According to a forecast released by the meteorological department in Guwahati on Thursday, there’ll be no respite within the next five days and every one seven states within the northeastern region will experience rain or thundershowers in most places.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, 492 villages in 23 revenue circles of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sibsagar, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts are suffering from floods.

Nearly 11,500 people uprooted by floodwaters are taking shelter at 49 relief camps in Dhemaji, Majuli, Sibsagar, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts.

A total of 19,430 hectares of crop area are submerged by floodwaters there have been reports of injury to roads, embankments and bridges in Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Majuli, Tinsukia, Chirang and Dibrugarh districts.

Most rivers within the state, including the Brahmaputra and its tributaries, witnessed an increase in water levels.

The Brahmaputra crossed the danger level at Nematighat, Dhubri and Tezpur while Disang, Dhansiri and Jia Bharali flowed over the red mark at Sibasagar, Golaghat and Sonitpur.

Dibrugarh town in upper Assam has been severely affected thanks to waterlogging caused by near incessant rainfall. Ten wards of the town were inundated by rain waters causing hardships to the general public .

Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal took stock of the flood scenario within the state on Thursday evening and had a video conference with deputy commissioners of affected districts.

Sonowal directed the officials to make sure adequate relief materials are provided to those affected and taking shelter in relief camps.

He stressed that while conducting rescue and relief operations, necessary safety measures should be taken to make sure there’s no spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) within the relief camps and among affected people.

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