34,000 people in three districts affected by floods in Assam


Guwahati: Nearly 34,000 people, including 8,378 children from three districts of Assam, have been affected by the flooding. Water levels in many rivers are rising as a result of incessant rains over the past few days in parts of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh and flooding has flooded 46 villages in Dhemaji, Dibrugarh and Lakhimpur districts.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), the water level of the Brahmaputra River is flowing above the danger line at Neamaathat in Jorhat.

A total of 15,084 people have been affected in Dhemaji district alone, 14,895 people have been affected in Lakhimpur and 3,857 in Dibrugarh district.

ASDMA’s flood report states that 22 villages in Dhemaji district, 23 in Lakhimpur district and one village in Dibrugarh district have been affected by the current wave of floods.

The floods have flooded 1,300 hectares of arable land in three districts.

The Dhemaji district administration has set up six relief distribution centers in flood areas.

On the other hand, nearly 11,000 pets have also been affected by flooding in Dhemaji and Lakhimpur districts.

Tuesday’s floods partially damaged a levee in the Nowboicha area of ​​Lakhimpur district and two roads in Dhemaji and Lakhimpur districts.





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