Flood situation of Assam worsens, 3.4 lakh hit in 14 districts

After showing signs of improvement in the last few days, the flood scenario of Assam again turned grim following incessant rainfall at many places, with water level in the Brahmaputra once again rising over the danger mark at several places. However, no flood-related death was reported in the last 24 hours.

As per the latest flood bulletin released by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), Brahmaputra is flowing over danger level at Neamatighat, Tezpur, Dhubri, Disang at Nanglamuraghat, Dhansiri at Numaligarh (Golaghat), Jia Bharali at NT Road Crossing (Sonitpur) and Beki at Road Bridge (Barpeta).
Incidents of erosion were reported in Kokrajhar, South Salmara, Udalguri, Sonitpur, Biswanath and Bongaigaon districts.

Further, following incessant rainfall at several places, the number of districts which remains affected by flood water has shot up to 14 from yesterday’s tally of 12. The districts include Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Charaideo, Biswanath, Udalguri, Chirang, Nalbari, Barpeta, Goalpara, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia. The Kaziranga National Park, Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary and Orang National Park too remain affected.