257 villages of 7 District are affected in Assam Floods

Assam Floods
Assam Floods

90,000 people have been affected in the latest wave of Assam floods across seven districts, Brahmaputra was flowing above the danger mark at two places — Nimatighat in Jorhat and Tezpur in Sonitpur district.

  • Dhemaji remained the worst affected district with official sources putting the number of affected people there at over 55,000.
  • Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) sources said more than 90,000 people are reeling under flood.
  • Authorities have also opened seven relief camps in Lakhimpur district.
  • Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger mark at Nematighat in Jorhat and Tezpur in Sonitpur districts.
  • Jia-Bharali, Dhansiri and Dikhow, were also flowing above the red mark in Sonitpur, Golaghat and Sivasagar districts.
  • 6,000 hectares of crop have been damaged in these districts.
  • Forest officials said more than 70 per cent areas of the sanctuary are presently under water, forcing wild animals to go to high land.
  • Army flood relief columns are in a state of full readiness to be deployed for flood relief action as and when required in any of the affected areas.
  • Flood waters also entered the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary – the world’s most dense habitat of one-horned rhinos.
  • Flood waters inundated a CRPF camp in Jorhat, while erosion by Dhansiri river has been reported from Golaghat.

 

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