Flood situation worsens in Assam, nearly 34,000 people affected in three districts


New Delhi: The flooding situation in Assam’s Dhemaji district has worsened after more areas in the Jonai Sub-division of the district were flooded on Wednesday. According to reports, the water levels of the Siang, Dibang and Datung rivers and other tributaries have risen as a result of the recent torrential rain in parts of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, and floods have entered several villages in Shivpuri, Ramdhan Dikhari area. Many villagers have fled their homes in search of safety on higher ground. The SDRF and district administration teams are working to rescue people in flood areas. According to a flood-affected villager of Shivguri, the water level has been rising gradually since October 5.

“Some houses in our Shivguri area have been inundated by floods. We are now facing huge problems. The water level of the Siang, Datung and Dibang is rising. villager affected by the flood.

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In the Dhemaji district, floods have flooded 1,265 hectares of cropland. In flood-affected areas, the Dhemaji district administration has established six aid distribution centers. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), the new wave of floods has affected nearly 34,000 people in three Assam districts. Dhemaji district alone has been affected by 15084 people, Lakhimpur district has been affected by 14895 people and Dibrugarh district has been affected by 3,857 people. According to the ASDMA flood report, the current wave of floods has affected 22 villages in Dhemaji district, 23 villages in Lakhimpur district and 1 village in Dibrugarh district.





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