Assam floods: Nearly 200 villages under water, 90,000 people affected

Jul 5, 2013

Guwahati: The flood situation turned critical today with 38 more villages being inundated in the worst-hit Dhemaji and Nagaon districts of Assam.

So far, nearly 300 villages have been affected in 10 districts across the state hitting nearly 90,000 people.

According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) data, 29 more villages have been affected in Dhemaji, while nine villages in Nagaon district have come under flood water today.

Flood hit. PTI

Flood hit. PTI

Four relief camps have been set up in Dhemaji district, where nearly 1,000 people have taken shelter. Also, about 5,000 hectares of agricultural land with standing crops, including rice, have been damaged.

Meanwhile, the Brahmaputra has been flowing over danger mark at Nematighat in Jorhat district, while its tributary Jia Bharali is flowing over the danger mark at NT Road Xing in Sonitpur district, ASDMA said.

Earlier this week, Assam had sounded red alert in four districts following a warning from the Indian Meteorological Department.

Following this, district administrations in Sonitpur, North Lakhimpur, Golaghat and Barpeta have started taking steps to face any adverse situation.


politics trump card game

Firstpost encourages open discussion and debate, but please adhere to the rules below, before posting. Comments that are found to be in violation of any one or more of the guidelines will be automatically deleted:

Personal attacks/name calling will not be tolerated. This applies to comments directed at the author, other commenters and other politicians/public figures

Please do not post comments that target a specific community, caste, nationality or religion.

While you do not have to use your real name, any commenters using any Firstpost writer's name will be deleted, and the commenter banned from participating in any future discussions.

Comments will be moderated for abusive and offensive language.

Please read our comments and moderation policy before posting