Assam Floods: Situation Continues To Be Grim With Rivers Flowing Above Danger Level; Over 6 Lakh People In 19 Districts Affected

Assam Floods: Situation Continues To Be Grim With Rivers Flowing Above Danger Level; Over 6 Lakh People In 19 Districts Affected

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on July 1, stated that State Govt and the Centre will provide all help to those affected by floods.

Ruddhi PhadkeUpdated: Tuesday, July 02, 2024, 11:31 AM IST
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Villagers move to a safer place from a flood affected area, in Morigaon district od Assam | PTI

Guwahati: Flood situation in the state of Assam continues to remain grim as continuous heavy rainfall has lead to severe waterlogging with several parts of the state submerged in accumulated water. With as many as 8 rivers in the state flowing above the danger level, the state is no where near normalcy as the residents are struggling to cope with the situation. Over 6 lakh people in 19 districts of the state are affected, with over 40 rain related accidental deaths reported in the state. Rescue and relief work is underway in full swing.

India Meteorological Department has issued a red alert for extremely heavy rainfall in Assam in July 2.

Earlier on July 1, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah had called Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma offering all the help from Centre that is needed. Chief Minister took to X (formerly known as Twitter) and said, "We want to reassure the people of Assam that the State Government and Government of India will provide all help to those affected by floods. All MLAs have been asked to stay in their constituencies. Sharing an update on the flood situation."

Visuals of several places in Assam being inundated are continuously surfacing.

Many areas of Dibrugarh have been inundated as the water is flowing above the danger mark in River Brahmaputra. The commuters are facing difficulties. The floodwater also entered into the CRPF campus. Locals said that the situation is so in the last 3 days with continuous rains worsening it.

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Watch visuals coming from Morigaon of Assam

Floodwater entered areas of Orang National Park and Tiger Reserve in Mangaldoi. Officials were seen using boats to commute inside. The flood situation is grim in Assam with over 6 lakh affected in 19 districts.

Here are visuals coming from Sonitpur

As per a PTI report, "At least eight rivers were flowing above the danger mark, with the Brahmaputra breaching its highest flood level at Nematighat in Jorhat district. Multiple agencies, including the NDRF, SDRF, army, air force and local administration, were engaged in rescue operations, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) bulletin said. A total of 6,44,128 people are reeling under the deluge, as Kamrup, Golaghat, Majuli, Lakhimpur, Karimganj, Cachar, Dhemaji, Morigaon, Udalguri, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Nagaon, Sivasagar, Darrang, Nalbari, Sonitpur, Tamulpur, Biswanath and Jorhat have been inundated by flood waters, it said. The death count in this year's flood, storm and landslides has reached 45 with the latest fatality, the bulletin said."

Meanwhile, Addl District Magistrate, Kalibor has issued an order as heavy rainfall and flood situation maroons animals creating of possibility of injury and death due to vehicular hit.

The statement said, "Speed of vehicles of any type must not exceed 20 or 40 km per hour as and where the same has been prescribed on the stretch of NH 715 (Old NH 37)."

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