First Wave Of Flash Floods In Assam, 34,000 Affected In 11 Districts

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With heavy rains for the past few days, Assam is witnessing the first wave of flash floods this year. Incessant rainfall is inundating new areas across 11 districts and impacting over 34,000 people.

Most of the rivers, including the Brahmaputra, have rising water levels at different places though none are flowing above the danger mark, according to the daily flood report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).

34,189 people — 14, 675 women and 3,787 children — have been affected by the deluge.

Bishwanath, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Lakhimpur, Tamulpur and Udalguri are among the affected districts.

Lakhimpur is the worst hit with over 23,516 people affected, followed by Dibrugarh with 3,857, Darrang with 2231, Bishwanath with 2231, and Dhemaji with 1,085.

Eleven relief distribution centres, eight in Lakhimpur and two in Udalguri, have been set up.

Altogether, 77 villages have been adversely impacted by floods and 209.67 hectares of crop areas have been damaged across Assam, the ASDMA said.

Four embankments, two each in Lakhimpur and Udalguri, have been breached.

Massive erosions have been reported from Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Dibrugarh, Golaghat, Jorhat, Karbi Anglong West, Lakhimpur, Morigaon, Nalbari, Sonitpur, Tamulpur and Udalguri districts, the ASDMA said.

Landslides have also been reported from some parts of Dima Hasao and Kamrup districts following heavy rainfall, the report said.

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