Assam flood claims 8 more lives in past 24 hours, death toll reaches to 66


The situation in Assam worsened after 8 people including three children died after drowning in flood waters in the state in the last 24 hours and the death toll in this year’s flood mounted to 66.

“On Sunday 2 people each died in Dhubri and Nalbari district and one each in Cachar, Goalpara, Dhemaji, Sivasagar district,” said the ASDMA flood report.

The flood situation in the state on Sunday is still critical in a few districts.

Over 22.74 lakh people in 28 districts are still affected by the deluge.

The flood affected districts are Kamrup, Nagaon, Cachar, Dhubri, Goalpara, Morigaon, Hailakandi, Bongaigaon, South Salmara, Dibrugarh, Karimganj, Lakhimpur, Hojai, Nalbari, Charaideo, Biswanath, Golaghat, Jorhat, Dhemaji, Barpeta, Sonitpur, Kokrajhar, Majuli, Kamrup (M), Darrang, Sivasagar, Chirang, Tinsukia.

3446 villages under 97 revenue circles are still under water and the flood waters have submerged 68432.75 hectares of crop area.

754791 people have been affected alone in Dhubri district followed by 177928 people in Cachar district, 134328 people in Barpeta, 117581 people in Darrang, 112322 people in Golaghat, 100926 people in South Salmara district.

More than 3.69 lakh people have taken shelter in 630 relief camps and distribution centers have been set up by the administration in 26 districts.

1563426 domestic animals were also affected in the second wave of flood.

The flood waters on Sunday washed away 214 animals and damaged nearly 300 houses.
Rescue teams of NDRF, SDRF, Fire & Emergency Services, and local administration are engaged in rescue operations in many flood-hit areas.

The flood waters damaged 172 roads, 6 bridges, 8 embankments in the last 24 hours.

9 rivers, including Brahmaputra, Barak, and its tributaries, are in spate and flowing above danger level mark at many places in the state.

The water level of the Brahmaputra River is flowing above the danger level at Neamatighat, Tezpur, and Dhubri.

In Guwahati, the water level of the Brahmaputra River is receding.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma also visited flood relief camps in Kamrup district to assess the impact of ongoing floods and oversee the distribution of relief to affected residents.

During his visit, CM Sarma interacted with displaced families and assured them of new houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).

“Due to floods in Assam, houses of many families have been damaged and they have come to our Relief Camps. Today I met some such people in Palashbari and instructed to provide them new houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY),” Assam CM posted on X.

“The safety and hygiene of flood relief camps is our priority. My team is reaching out to all people staying here to gather real-time feedback,” he posted on X.