Guwahati : The flood situation remains to be tense in Assam as the water level in Brahmaputra River crosses the danger mark. The disaster management committee and the state authorities are bracing for all kinds situation that might put the lives and property of the people as well as the state at risk.
So far 749 villages under 41 revenue circles in 17 districts of the state have been affected.
As per the flood bulletin, the Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger level at Nimatighat in Jorhat and Sonitpur while Dikhou in Sivasagar, Dhansiri at Numaligarh in Golaghat, Puthimari in Kamrup, Jia Bharali in Sonitpur and Beki is flowing above danger level in Barpeta district. The affected districts are Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darrnag, Baksa, Barpeta, Nalbari, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Majuli, Jorhat and Dibrugarh.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has directed the top officials to provide timely medical treatment to people at relief camps & flood hit areas to avert outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis and other health hazards.
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) personnel have been deployed in the affected districts for rescue operations. Around 721 people have been rescued in the districts of Lakhimpur, Barpeta, Bongaigaon and Dibrugarh so far.