Flood Situation in Assam Improves as Water Level of Most Rivers Recede

The flood situation in Assam greatly improved on Friday with receding waters in most rivers, even as more than 5,000 people continued to suffer floods in ten districts of the state, an official bulletin said. The death toll from floods and landslides remained at 30 with no reports of any deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the bulletin issued by the Assam Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).

She added that the Kopeli in Morigaon district was the only river flowing above the danger sign. At least 5,00,852 people are suffering from floods in Kachar, Dima Hasao, Gulpara, Gulagat, Hailakandi, Hogai, Kamrup, Kamrup (metro), Morigaon and Nagaon districts.

Survivors are the hardest hit with more than 3.11 thousand people affected, followed by Kashar with nearly 1.47 thousand people and Morigaon with more than 41,036 people. The association said more than 62,289 people have sought refuge in 201 relief camps, with 47,749 displaced people in Kashar.

An Interministerial Central Team (IMCT) visited the flood affected areas in Kachar and Darang districts during the day to assess the damage. At present, 799 villages are still flooded and 3,5384.12 hectares of cropping areas have been affected.

Massive erosion has been reported from Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Golaghat, Nalbari, Sivasagar, southern Salmara, Tinsukia and Udalguri districts. The association said dams, roads, bridges and other infrastructure were damaged by flood waters in Kachar, Udalguri, Dubri, Krimganj, Nagaon, Nalbari, Dima Hasao, Gulpara and Hogai.

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