Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Assam Flood Situation Critical, Over 24 Lakh Affected – N.F Times

Dispur: The flood situation in Assam has deteriorated in the last 24 hours, resulting in 52 deaths and leaving thousands homeless.

Over 2.4 million people have been affected, with 30 out of 35 districts severely impacted by the second wave of floods in the state. The situation has been dire for the past month, leading to loss of lives, infrastructure damage, crop destruction, and displacement of thousands of people.

Ali, a resident of Barpeta district, has been forced to live in a relief camp after losing his house to the flood. He and his family sought refuge in another villager’s house, but that too got submerged. Ali has appealed to the government for help, stating that around 500 families in the Rowmari Pathar area have lost their lands due to constant erosion and annual floods.

Barpeta district in Assam has been severely affected by river erosion and floods, with approximately 140,000 people affected and 179 villages submerged. Dhubri is another heavily impacted district, with over 775,000 affected individuals and widespread crop damage.

The water level of the Brahmaputra River is above the danger mark at several locations, and government officials are actively involved in managing the crisis.

The Assam Chief Minister, Governor, Union Minister, and state ministers have visited the affected areas to assess the situation and provide assistance. The State Disaster Response Force, along with the NDRF and fire services, has been deployed for rescue operations across the state.

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