Two persons have lost their lives due to flood and one person died due to rain-induced landslide, while the total number of flood-hit people has swelled to over two lakh during the past 24 hours in the State. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) flood report here this evening, in total, 530 villages under 24 revenue circles in the 11 districts of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Darrang, Barpeta, Nalbari, Chirang, Golaghat, Majuli, Jorhat and Dibrugarh have been affected in the second wave of flood.
In all, two persons, one in each of Golaghat and Dhemaji districts, lost their lives due to flood, while one person died due to landslide in Kamrup (Metro) district during the past 24 hours. A total population of 2, 07,098 has been affected by flood in the above 11 districts, the report said.
ASDMA flood report also said, referring to the Central Water Commission (CWC)’s morning flood bulletin, that the Brahmaputra is flowing above its danger levels at Neamatighat in Jorhat district and at Tezpur in Sonitpur district. The Dikhow is flowing above its danger level at Sivasagar in Sivasagar district, the Dhansiri (South) is flowing above its danger level at Numaligarh in Golaghat district and the Jia Bharali is flowing above its danger level at NT Road Crossing in Sonitpur district.
The Puthimari is flowing above its danger level at NH Road Crossing in Kamrup district and the Beki is flowing above its danger level at Road Bridge in Barpeta district, said the ASDMA in its flood report.
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) teams have been pressed into service in the flood-affected areas for search and rescue operations in the two districts of Dhemaji and Lakhimpur. Presently, 13 relief camps are operational in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Golaghat and Jorhat districts. Altogether 249 flood-hit people in Jorhat district are taking shelter in relief camps. Ten relief distribution centres are operational in the districts of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Golaghat and Jorhat.