As the flood situation got worse in Assam on Thursday, nearly 4.96 lakh people have been affected in 22 districts of the state. One person died in Tamulpur after he was drowned in flood waters.
As per the latest report by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), the flood situation in Bajali district is worse as nearly 2.60 lakh people have been affected in the district. The descending list is then followed by 77702 people affected in Nalbari, 65221 people in Barpeta, 25613 people in Lakhimpur, 24023 people in Baksa, 19208 people in Tamulpur, 13704 people in Darrang, 6538 people in Kokrajhar district.
The flood has affected 3,46,639 domestic animals have also as reported by ASDMA.
The water level of the Brahmaputra River, which is the lifeline of North-Eastern states in India is flowing above the danger level mark as a result of torrential rain at Neamatighat in Jorhat district. At Dhubri, the Beki River at Road Bridge, Manas River at Nh Road Crossing, Pagladiya River at Nt Road Crossing, and Puthimaririver at Nh Road Crossing has become a reason for floods in Assam.
The Regional Meteorological Department has issued a yellow alert for Friday, asking people to be on watch and remain updated for heavy rainfall and thunderstorm in Assam.
Many disaster relief agencies including National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), Fire & Emergency services, and Civil Defence personnel are engaged in rescue operations, and in the last 24 hours, they have been successful in rescuing 561 flood-affected people. Many people have taken shelter in these relief camps set up by the district administration.
The administration has also set up relief distribution centers in 11 flood-hit districts in order to give a sigh of relief to the people affected. Moreover, many have taken shelter on roads, highlands, and embankments also to save themselves from the disaster. Many NGOs and locals are also actively participating in helping the state in coping up with the disaster.
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