Assam floods become devastating every passing year. Notably, rains over the past couple of days have triggered flash floods and inundated parts of Assam and neighbouring state Arunachal Pradesh for the past two days. As per the statement of Assam government, the state is currently facing the third wave of floods this year.
According to ASDMA (Assam State Disaster Management Authority), Dhemaji is the worst hit district with 38,774 people. Notably, seventy-six villages and 2,838.40 hectares of cropland in Dhemaji are currently underwater.
It is reported that there have been no flood related deaths so far. Meanwhile,twenty relief distribution centres have been set up in Dhemaji, Lakimpur and Dibrugarh districts.
In the last 24 hours, the flood waters have inundated 3,021 hectares of crop area in the Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Golaghat, Lakhimpur and Nagaon districts.
The flood report of ASDMA further added, 27,119 people in Lakhimpur district have been affected in the third wave of flood. Moreover, according to a Central Water Commission bulletin, the Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger mark at Nimati Ghat in Jorhat.