Floods engulf more areas of Assam

Floods engulf more areas of Assam

Monsoon fury: Situation in Arunachal Pradesh deteriorates

Floods engulf more areas of Assam

Flood situation in Assam and neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh turned worse on Monday with water engulfing more areas in both the states.

However, there was no report of loss of human lives in any of the flood ravaged states.

In Assam, 18 districts are engulfed by floods as the Brahmaputra and six of its tributaries are flowing above the danger level.

The Brahmaputra is in full spate in Dibrugarh, Tezpur, Jorhat, Goalpara and Guwahati. Over 12 lakh people in the state are affected, official sources added.

Floods have totally ravaged Lakhimpur, Golaghat, Morigaon, Jorhat, Dhemaji, Sivsagar, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Bongaigaon and Chirang.

2,016 villages hit
According to the assessment report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 2,016 villages across Assam remained affected by floods till Saturday evening and nearly one lakh hectares of cropland was inundated across the affected districts.

Army on alert
Army has been put on full alert across the state even as the NDRF and the SDRF are carrying out rescue operation with the help of 90 boats, official sources further added.

Nearly 90,000 people have taken shelter in 250 relief camps in some of the flood hit districts, sources added.

In total 12,47,752 people are affected by floods in Assam this season. Apart from the Brahmaputra, Dhansiri, Jai Bharali, Puthimri, Beki Sankosh, Subansiri and Buri Dehing rivers are flowing over the danger level.

Flood situation has also turned volatile in Kaziranga National park (KNP) with floods inundating a larger stretch of the turf of the one horn Rhinos and animals moving to higher grounds in the park.

Sign of relief
Meanwhile, floods situation in the eastern part of the in neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh, showed little signs of improvement on Monday.

Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein has been camping in the flood-affected districts of Lohit, Namsai, East Siang, Lower Dibang Valley and Changlang to take stock of the situation.

Water level at Ramchik river in Changlang district has receded but people are still stranded due to heavy rainfall.

Lohit, Kamlang, Berreng and Tengapani rivers are also overflowing, sources added.
Pasighat and Tezu towns are cut of from the rest of the state due to flash floods.

NH 52 being submerged under water, plying of all types of vehicles is prohibited, official sources from state capital Itangar added.

Meanwhile, the Regional Meteorological Centre in Guwahati has issued an advisory of heavy to very heavy rain to occur at isolated places over Arunachal Pradesh Assam and Meghalaya in ensuing 48 hours.