Third wave of floods hit Assam, three lakh affected

Third wave of floods hit Assam, three lakh affected

The report said Brahmaputra, Buridihing, Dhansiri, Jia Bharali, Puthimari and Sankosh rivers were flowing above danger levels and have submerged more than 20,000 hectares of cropland.

The NDRF is also conducting rescue operations across the state. Brahmaputra is now flowing above the danger mark at Nimatighat in Jorhat, Dibrugarh town, Tezpur in Sonitpur and Dhubri town.

"We have opened 268 relief camps that are housing 63,797 people".

According to the flood bulletin released by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Chirang and Kokrajhar districts were affected by floods in the past 24 hours. The fresh wave of floods has submerged upper and lower Assam, affecting almost 10 lakh people. Now 1,752 villages are under water and over one lakh hectare crop area has been damaged, ASDMA said.

Almost 14,000 flood displaced people are taking shelter in 39 relief centres, the ASDMA report added. "Following the situation, we have introduced time cards in NH-37 to control the speed of vehicles", a park official said.

Third wave of floods hit Assam, three lakh affected
India - Floods in Assam (DG ECHO, IMD, ASDMA, Media, Skymetweather, GloFAS) (ECHO Daily Flash of 12 August 2017)

He also interacted with the inmates who expressed their satisfaction over the arrangements and took stock of their problems while also enquiring about the quality of relief materials provided to them.

Following continuous rains since 10 August Assam has again been hit by floods.

Saying that embankments are the major safeguards against floods, Sonowal stated that due to lack of proper strengthening of these embankments during last 70 years most of these became vulnerable and prone to breach in few areas.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the state on August 1 and announced a package of Rs 2,350 crore for the entire northeast to deal with the flood situation.

Floods also wreaked havoc in the river island of Majuli forcing the affected to flee to highlands. Normal Monsoon conditions persisted over Gangetic West Bengal, remaining parts of northeastern states, Odisha, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Rayalaseema, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, and Karnataka.

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