Flood situation improves marginally, marooned people still living in relief camps


The flood situation in Assam improved marginally on Tuesday with water level receding in all major rivers, including the Brahmaputra and its tributaries. However, many lakhs of people are still living in relief camps with floodwaters taking away everything they had while causing large-scale devastation to standing crops.

The situation, however, remains grim in Barak Valley where many areas are still under water. Schools and colleges in the flood-hit areas continue to remain closed with the district administration of Hailakandi ordering suspension of classes and examinations in all educational institutions until further orders.


The Katlicherra revenue circle is the worst hit followed by Algapur, Lala and Hailakandi revenue circles.

Meanwhile, Karimganj is facing an acute shortage of essential commodities with several fuel stations going dry while a few others are charging over Rs 300 for a litre of petrol and diesel.

Fifteen people have died so far in the current wave of deluge that has hit over six lakh people in 10 districts of the State.