Flood situation in Assam is improving
Flood situation in Assam is improving. Courtesy: Manash Das

Flood Situation In Assam Improving

August 3, 2020

The flood situation in Assam has shown signs of improvement in several districts since Saturday, stated official data released on Sunday.

A per official figures, the number of flood-affected people in the state has come down to 8,54,235 from 10,62,764.

Even though the situation is improving, several rivers across the state are still flowing above the danger level.

The Brahmaputra in Jorhat, Sonitpur and Dhubri, Dhansiri in Golaghat, Jia Bharali in Sonitpur, Kopili in Nagaon, Beki in Barpeta and Sankosh in Dhubri districts continue to flow above the danger level.

This data was shared by the Central Water Commission on Sunday.

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA)'s daily flood bulletin stated that 1,087 villages under 49 revenue circles continue to reel under the deluge in 19 districts of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup (Metro), Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat and Sivasagar.

11,887 people are taking shelter in 93 relief camps in the affected districts, the bulletin added.

"Floodwaters also affected 51,769.89 hectares of cropland along with 2, 69, 218 big animals, 1,39, 397 small animals and 2,82,725 poultry across Assam," the bulletin added.

Till Sunday evening, Goalpara remains the worst-affected with 3,03,937 affected people in 206 villages.

Since Saturday, floodwaters have damaged a number of embankments in Bongaigaon district. A road in Morigaon district too was damaged on Sunday.

A total of 18 camps in Kaziranga National Park (KNP) are still submerged under the floodwaters.

Meanwhile, a flood-related case of a missing person was reported from Kokrajhar district.

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