Assam: Flood situation worsens, 3.41 lakh affected in 22 districts

Guwahati: The flood situation has been grim in Assam and till date 3.41 lakh people were affected in the flood due to excessive rainfall in Arunachal Pradesh. Most of the people living in low laying areas of the state have left their homes and taken shelter in relief camps after their house were inundated.

According to reports nearly 3.41 lakh people affected by the deluge across 22 districts of the state. The total death toll due to the floods this year remained unchanged at 15.

As many as 3,40,937 people are currently being affected by the floods in Barpeta, Biswanath, Chirang, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Goalpara, Golaghat, Jorhat, Kamrup, Kamrup Metropolitan, Kokrajhar, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Morigaon, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sivasagar, Sonitpur, Tamulpur, and Udalguri districts.

However, the water levels have receded in Lakhimpur, which was the worst-affected district until Tuesday, with a total population of 71,889 people being affected.

The highest impact was observed in Majuli district with 65,035 people affected, followed by Golaghat with 58,439 and Morigaon with 44,181 people, as reported by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) highlighted that the rainfall in Arunachal Pradesh is directly contributing to the flooding in Assam’s Bramhaputra valley.

IMDA’s reports show that in past two weeks Arunachal received 228.5 mm of rainfall, exceeding the normal range of 117.3 mm.

Assam received 159.3 mm of rainfall, compared to the normal 110.1 mm. While Meghalaya received 252.1 mm of rainfall against the normal 200.3 mm, it didn’t lead to flooding this time. In contrast, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura (NMMT) experienced rainfall below normal, ranging from -7% to -27% during the same period.

Meanwhile five districts in Arunachal and six in Assam saw rainfall deviations exceeding 100%. The Lower Dibang Valley district of Arunachal Pradesh, situated near upper Assam, witnessed the highest rainfall at 428.3 mm during this period.

In Assam, Barpeta district received 412.8 mm of rainfall, followed by 353.8 mm in Nalbari and 346.2 mm in Baksa, all causing extensive flooding in the lower Assam region.

As of Wednesday evening, more than 800 villages and 52 revenue circles remained impacted by floods, and the number of flood-affected districts increased from 21 to 22 since Tuesday.

The Central Water Commission reported that the Brahmaputra River is still flowing above the danger mark in Dhubri, Goalpara, Guwahati, Tezpur, and Nematighat.

Every year flood created havoc in the lives of the people by affecting their crops and house.

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