• Assam Flood: Condition worsened 1 dead, nearly 5 lakh people affected, no signs of improvement

    Assam Flood: Condition worsened 1 dead, nearly 5 lakh people affected, no signs of improvement
    The flood situation in Assam showed no signs of improvement, although one person was killed and...

    Digital Desk: Assam Flood condition has gripped situation affecting several lives, as per recent information one person died in Assam on Friday as the state's flood situation remained dire, with almost five lakh people affected by the deluge, stated the officials.

    Several rivers, including the Brahmaputra, were flowing above the danger line in various parts of the state.

    The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy rain over the next three days, which might significantly swell the water levels.

    Flooding caused one death in Tamulpur, Udalguri district. According to an Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) estimate, the deluge affected 4.95 lakh people as of Thursday evening.

    According to a CWC report, the Brahmaputra is running above the danger level at Nematighat (Jorhat) and Dhubri. Other rivers crossing the red mark included the Puthimari (Kamrup), Paglagiya (Nalbari), and Manas (Barpeta).

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    Several people were forced to relocate to safer regions as flood waters penetrated their homes, and some hutments were damaged as a result of the deluge.

    Floods have so far hit 16 districts and four other sub-divisions. The torrential downpour affected around 2.60 lakh people in the Bajali sub-division, the state's worst-affected division.

    The Met Department has issued shown yellow indicator for Friday, advising residents to be on the lookout for heavy rain and thunderstorms in sections of the state.

    Massive erosions were reported in Sonitpur, Bongaigaon, Darrang, Dhubri, Lakhimpur, Morigaon, Nalbari, South Salmara, and Udalguri, according to the ASDMA report. Due to heavy rainfall, landslides occurred in Bongaigaon and Dima.

    Reportedly, In Barpeta, Sonitpur, Darrang, Nalbari, Baksa, Chirang, Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Lakhimpur, Udalguri, Bongaigaon, Dhemaji, and Dibrugarh, floods damaged embankments, roads, bridges, and other infrastructure.

    Rescue and relief activities have been carried out by paramilitary forces, NDRF, SDRF, Fire and Emergency Services (F&ES), civil administrations, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and civilians, as stated by PTI.