4.23 lakh people affected by the floods in Assam
GUWAHATI: It was reported that more than 4.23 lakh of population were beaten on Thursday, as in the state they worsened even more in the last 12 hours. The affected population has doubled in this period.
The cool areas were flooded during the night. According to (ASDMA), the number of affected districts increased from 11 on Wednesday to 17 on Thursday. No human victims were reported on Thursday.
The 17 affected districts are Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darrang, Baksa, Barpeta, Nalbari, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Nlorigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Majuli, Jorhat, Dibrugarh.
Dhemaji remains the most affected district, where more than 80,000 people have been affected by this second wave of flooding. More than 47,000 affected people are from the Jonai income circle.
In both the Lakhimpur and Bongaigaon districts located at extreme points in the state, the affected population is over 72,000. More than 36,000 people are affected on the island of the Majuli River, the largest inhabited river island in the world, which the chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal Represent as an MLA in the assembly.
According to the data of the central water commission, in the last 24 hours, several rivers are flowing above the level of danger. These include the Brahmaputra River in Nematighat (Jorhat) and Tezpur (Sonitpur), Dikhow in Sivasagar (Sivasagar), Dhansiri (S) in Numaligarh (Golaghat), Jia Bhoroli in the NTRd crossing (Sonitpur), Puthimari in NHRd, crossing (Kamrup) ) and Beki on the road bridge (Barpeta).
The flood waters have also entered the Kaziranga National Park and authorities said that almost 40% of the park area is under water. The animals are taking refuge in the highlands in the park. Authorities have issued speed restrictions for vehicles moving on NH37 that border the southern boundary of the park to prevent animals from crossing the road in search of higher ground and food.
According to Skymet, active to vigorous monsoon conditions prevailed in the northeast region since the last days and Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh have been receiving intense or very intense rains.
Now, we expect heavy to very heavy rains to continue in northeastern India until July 13 or 14. Rain activities will remain vigorous in Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh. Moderate to intense rains are expected in the rest of northeastern India, he said.
The Indian private meteorologist said: Currently, a canal runs from northwest India to Nagaland through Assam and Meghalaya. In addition, strong winds from the Bay of Bengal are discharging moisture over the northeastern parts of the country. These heavy rains have already caused flooding in many districts of Assam. Now, we hope that some parts of northeastern India, including Assam, will face the fury of the floods. In fact, they are a common feature in monsoon. The continuous torrential rains during the next two or three days will worsen the situation even more. Parts of Meghalaya may also experience localized flooding.