Assam Flood Update: 2 Dead, 488K Affected; Rescue Operation Details
Assam Flood Update: 2 Dead, 488K Affected; Rescue Operation Details

ASSAM: The flood situation in Assam is getting worse, with two persons dead and more than 4.88 lakh people still struggling to survive the inundation across 16 districts, as per an official bulletin.

Major rivers, notably the Brahmaputra, are flowing above the danger level in a number of places as a result of the state's recent high rains.

2,67,253 people live in the Bajali sub-division, which has been hit the hardest, followed by Nalbari with 80,061 and Barpeta with 73,233 affected people. There are 140 relief camps housing 35,142 people in need of assistance, and 75 relief distribution stations are open.

The government has deployed the State Disaster Response Force, neighbourhood residents, qualified volunteers, and civil defence officers throughout various districts in rescue operations. With 10,782.80 hectares already submerged, the floods have also seriously damaged croplands.

Additionally, embankment breaches and damage to additional similar structures in the districts of Bajali, Darrang, and Kokrajhar have been recorded.

Damages have also been done to the roads and bridges in a number of districts, including Bajali, Baksa, Barpeta, Cachar, Chirang, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Goalpara, Karimganj, Kokrajhar, Majuli, and Nalbari.

Numerous locations, including Baksa, Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Dibrugarh, Sivsagar, Sonitpur, South Salmara, Udalguri, and Tamulpur, have experienced erosion. Karimganj has  also reportedly seen landslides, which has made the situation worse.

The Central Water Commission reports that the Puthimari and Pagladiya rivers' water levels have above the red line in Kamrup and Nalbari, respectively, and that the Brahmaputra river is flowing above the danger threshold in Nematighat (Jorhat).

The Regional Meteorological Centre has issued a "yellow" alert for Friday, advising the public to stay alert and informed about the potential for severe thunderstorms and significant rainfall in some areas of the state.

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