Assam floods: 8 districts affected by deluge, death toll rises to 6


More rainfall has been predicted for the Northeast including Assam as the Southwest Monsoon has set in over Kerala and is advancing towards most parts of the Northeast.

This has been informed by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

In a post on X, the IMD said, “Southwest Monsoon has set in over Kerala and advanced into most parts of Northeast India today, the 30th May, 2024.”

Meanwhile, the flood situation has reached an alarming situation even before the arrival of the actual monsoon session. The present situation can be attributed to the heavy rainfall owing to Cyclone Remal impact that has led to rise in water levels of the major rivers and its tributaries.

Barak Valley, parts of Middle Assam, Dima Hasao, and Karbi Anglong are reeling under severe flood threats. Rescue teams have already been deployed in the affected areas to deal with any kind of eventuality.

An official report from the ASDMA stated that as of May 29, floods have impacted at least eight districts, these districts are Cachar, Golaghat, Hailakandi, Hojai, Karbi Anglong, Karbi Anglong West, Karimganj, and Nagaon.

So far, the floods have affected 41,719 people. There are currently six relief distribution camps with 155 people taking shelter.

The death toll has gone up to 6 with the death of one person in Karimganj.