Flood situation improves in Assam

Flood situation improves in Assam

Flood situation improves in Assam

The flood situation in Assam showed improvement on Saturday, although massive flood-induced erosion has been reported on Majuli Island.

Around 1,000 people have been moved to relief camps in Jorhat district due to a breached river embankment. Approximately 1.5 lakh people have been affected in five districts of the state due to flash floods.

In Jorhat, the Bhogdoi River, a tributary of Brahmaputra, had breached embankments last Friday, inundating 60 villages and displacing 35,000 people in the area. The state government requested for the Army’s help to restore the breached embankment.

The flood situation in Jorhat is stable as of Saturday, but it might escalate if there is more rainfall in the next 24 hours, official sources added.

While the Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger level in Neematighat and Dhubri, the Dhansiri River is also in spate and was flowing above the danger mark in Numaligarh.

Five districts in Assam — Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Morigain, Biswanath, and Barpeta — are facing flash floods.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) statement released to the media on Friday, 138 villages have been inundated. Nearly 7,000 hectares of crop land is inundated in the entire state. In total, six relief camps have been opened up in Jorhat and Golaghat districts.

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