/Assam Flood Update: the Brahmaputra starts receding, CWC on effective flood management alert

Assam Flood Update: the Brahmaputra starts receding, CWC on effective flood management alert

The flood situation in Assam improved as water level start receding today.

According to a morning update by the Superintending Engineer, Hydrological Observation Circle, CWC, Mr.Vishnu Deo Roy that the Brahmaputra started receding from 1 am today.

Mr.Roy, further added that the water trend is now 1 cm below previous HFL at 7 am.

This gave some relief to those who had fallen for the first week of flood in the state for one week.

“Hope constant river monitoring and flood forecast by CWC is meeting the requirements of flood alert. We are on the proactive alert to meet the crisis situation of the water trend so that necessary measure could be taken to deal any devasting situation comes,” Mr.Vishnu Deo Roy added.

The flood claimed to have killed at least 18 people in Assam Last week’s and so far Hailakandi, Karimganj and Cachar districts are most affected in Barak valley and Hosai district in central Assam.
Floods have also affected wildlife sanctuaries and national parks including the Kaziranga National Park.

In Barpeta district, more than 12.15 lakh people have been affected, whereas 10.79 lakh people have been affected in Dhubri district, 5.96 lakh people in Morigaon, 4.40 lakh in South Salemara, 2.14 lakh people in Durango, 2.0 lakh people in Nalbari, 2.01 lakh people have been affected. 1.92 lakh people in Bongaigaon, Goalpara, 1.35 lakh people in Kamrup, 1.30 lakh people in Golaghat districts.

The administration has set up 290 relief camps and 405 relief centers in flood relief districts and 1,47,304 flood affected people have taken shelter in relief camps.

However, water levels were receding in Brahmaputra River in Assam from Thursday morning, over five lakh people remained affected by floods in 33 districts of the state, officials said.

On the other hand, according to riaan.tv bureau- ground report some parts of dhubri town witnessed receding in water level from morning today but local residents of Dhubri town are still crying for drinking water and electricity. This time, Dhubri witnessed the highest level of devasting flood after 1988.

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