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Assam flood deteriorates, affects 2.25 lakh people in 9 districts

Guwahati: The continued third wave of floods in Assam additional deteriorated on Sunday with 2.25 lakh folks affected in 9 districts, officers mentioned.

Officers of Assam State Catastrophe Administration Authority (ASDMA) mentioned that round 10,000 hectares of crop land in 219 villages below 9 districts have been inundated. “Hundreds of people have taken shelter in 43 relief camps mostly in Nagaon district,” the officers mentioned including that the worst affected districts are Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Nagaon, Morigaon,Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Sivasagar, West Karbi Anglong and Sivasagar.

In keeping with the officers, round 40,000 domesticated animals had been additionally affected as a result of flood, which additionally broken many different property, together with street, bridges, embankments, authorities buildings and faculties. The mighty Brahmaputra was flowing above the hazard stage at Neamatighat in Jorhat and Sonitpur district whereas two of its tributaries, Jia Bharali and Kopili crossed the hazard mark in northeastern Assam’s Sonitpur and Nagaon districts respectively.

Like earlier years, Assam till the primary week of August witnessed devastating floods that killed 118 folks in 22 districts, whereas 26 others had been killed in landslides since Might 22. With a respite in monsoon rains, the scenario considerably improved within the first week of August at the same time as 57 lakh folks had been affected in 5,378 villages in 30 of the state’s 33 districts.

Assam witnessed 12 per cent extra rainfall (precise 1644.2 mm in opposition to regular 1464.9 mm) within the present four-month (June -September) lengthy monsoon interval. In September, the state recorded 46 per cent extra rainfall (precise 367 mm in opposition to regular 251.1 mm).

A six-member Central workforce led by Sandeep Poundrik, Joint Secretary (Mitigation), Nationwide Catastrophe Administration Authority, had visited Assam final month to evaluate the harm attributable to the floods, which additionally killed home and wild animals in numerous sanctuaries and nationwide parks, together with the world-famous Kaziranga Nationwide Park, the place 18 rhinos and 135 wild animals died as a result of deluge.

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