/Floods in Assam: Brahmaputra river crosses danger mark ,62,000 people affected

Floods in Assam: Brahmaputra river crosses danger mark ,62,000 people affected

Constant rain and heavy rains have created flood-like conditions in Assam, affecting more than 62,000 people in eight districts of the state. The Brahmaputra river crossed the danger mark at Nimati Ghat of Jorhat.

According to a report by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Jorhat and Golaghat districts were most affected by floods. The surplus water of the Ronganodi Hydro Electric Project in Lakhimpur district was put in the local people’s crisis.

In Guwahati, landslides were sustained incessant rains, causing one person to die and two others injured.

Flood situation is likely to worsen due to heavy rainfall in the northeast. According to skytime weather, the state will have heavy to very heavy rains during the week. The Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh governments also issued flood warnings like possible landslides and situations.

Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said that 10.99 lakh people were affected by floods last year. There have been 41 deaths due to floods in the state – 38 due to floods and 3 due to landslide. From June 13, 2018 to August 3, 2018, there have been two waves of floods affecting 163 villages in Assam.

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