Severe Floods Devastate Life In Assam
As weather changes rock different parts of India, Assam is facing the worst floods where more than 1700 villages are under water and some 80,000 hectares of crop area has been severely damaged.
This is not all. Train tracks remain closed as floods have damaged the tracks and the state remains cut-off. Spread across 22 districts, the flood mayhem has mellowed a little but the loss to property is the worst, with 25 having lost their lives.
According to the daily flood report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), one person in Silchar of Cachar district was lost to floodwaters. As per official records, some 6.5 million people have been severely affected due to the floods. Of the 22 districts, Nagaon is the worst hit, with over 3.51 lakh people in distress, followed by Cachar (nearly two lakh people) and Hojai (more than 44,500 people).
The rest of districts affected includes Barpeta, Cachar, Darrang, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Dima Hasao, Goalpara, Golaghat, Hailakandi, Hojai, Jorhat, Kamrup, Kamrup Metropolitan, Karbi Anglong West, Karimganj, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Morigaon, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sonitpur and Udalguri districts.
The gravity of the situation has seen the participation of Army, paramilitary force, National Disaster Response Force, SDRF, civil administration, trained volunteers, and fire & emergency services personnel have evacuated 110 people from various flood-hit areas.
As of now, authorities are supporting the residents with essential items like rice, dal and salt. Distribution of 4,278.45 quintals of rice, dal and salt, 2,555.97 litres of mustard oil, 1,232.41 quintals of cattle feed and other flood relief items has been done, according of official estimates.
Massive erosions have been witnessed in Barpeta, Biswanath, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Goalpara, Golaghat, Nalbari, Sivasagar, Sonitpur, Tinsukia and Udalguri districts.
Embankments, roads, bridges and other infrastructure have been damaged by floodwaters in Nagaon, Barpeta, Cachar, Darrang, Dhubri, Goalpara, Karimganj, Morigaon, Nalbari, Sonitpur, Hojai and Udalguri, ASDMA said.
A total of 2,27,529 domestic animals and poultry have been affected in the deluge across nine districts, ASDMA said.