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Assam Floods | 52 dead, thousands homeless and extensive damage ; massive flood leaves tragic imprint | IN POINTS

Among the worst-hit districts is Dhubri, where 775,721 people have been affected

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Shefali Kohli -- July 06th 2024 01:26 PM
Assam Floods | 52 dead, thousands homeless and extensive damage ; massive flood leaves tragic imprint | IN POINTS

Assam Floods | 52 dead, thousands homeless and extensive damage ; massive flood leaves tragic imprint | IN POINTS

Assam Floods | The state of Assam continues to grapple with a massive flood that has left a tragic imprint on its people and landscape. With the death toll rising to 52 and thousands rendered homeless, the situation remains dire.

Severe flood situation in Assam over the past month has resulted in the loss of life, extensive damage to infrastructure, road closures, crop destruction, and livestock loss. 


ALL ABOUT ASSAM FLOODS | IN POINTS 

  • The Brahmaputra River is flowing above the danger mark at Nimatighat, Guwahati, Goalpara, and Dhubri. Its tributaries—Burhi Dihing, Dikhou, Disang, Dhansiri, Jia Bharali, and Kopili—are also above danger levels. The Barak River and its tributaries are similarly affected.
  • Approximately 500 families live in the Rowmari Pathar area, and most have lost their lands and homes due to erosion and flood problems.
  • Both river erosion and flooding have become major problems in Barpeta district. The current flood has affected nearly 140,000 people and submerged 179 villages in the district. Additionally, floodwaters have inundated 1,571.5 hectares of crop area.

  • Statewide, over 2.42 million people in 30 districts have been affected so far.
  • Among the worst-hit districts is Dhubri, where 775,721 people have been affected. Agricultural lands have also suffered, with floodwaters submerging 63,490.97 hectares of crop area, and 3,518 villages under 112 revenue circles are affected.
  • The Brahmaputra River's water level is above the danger mark at Neamatighat, Guwahati, Goalpara, and Dhubri. Other affected districts include Cachar, Kamrup, Hailakandi, Hojai, Dhubri, Nagaon, Morigaon, Goalpara, Dibrugarh, Nalbari, Dhemaji, Bongaigaon, Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Sonitpur, Kokrajhar, Karimganj, South Salmara, Tinsukia, Charaideo, Barpeta, Karbi Anglong, Golaghat, Sivasagar, Chirang, Majuli, Biswanath, Darrang, Karbi Anglong West, and Kamrup Metropolitan.
  • The flood situation in Assam remains grim and critical, with a death toll of 52.

The devastating Assam Floods left a profound impact on the state, highlighting the urgent need for comprehensive flood management and disaster preparedness strategies. As rescue and relief efforts continue, the focus remains on saving lives and rebuilding the affected regions.

- With inputs from agencies

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