3 die, more than 200 000 affected by floods in Assam, excessive rain expected to continue, India

3 die, more than 200 000 affected by floods in Assam, excessive rain expected to continue, India

At least 530 villages in 24 revenue circles falling under 11 Assam districts were impacted by the second flood wave on July 9 and 10, 2019. The situation is expected to get worse in the days and weeks ahead.

The flood scenario in Assam has turned serious on July 9, 2019, with one person dying at Golaghat and one at Dhemaji due to floods, and one at Guwahati due to landslides, according to the information provided by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority on July 10, 2019.

530 villages in 24 revenue circles in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Darrang, Barpeta, Nalbari, Chirang, Golaghat, Majuli, Jorhat and Dibrugarh districts have been severely impacted by the floods. 

Officials mentioned that 207 098 people have been affected by floods as of July 10, 2019. Some of the rivers like the Brahmaputra in Jorhat and Sonitpur, Dikhou in Sivasagar and Beki in Barpeta districts have gone beyond the danger level. 

Several preventive measures have been taken by the state government which utilized the service of National Disaster Response Force and State Disaster Response Force to assist in the rescue and evacuation process. They will also help the civil administration in the regions impacted by the floods. 

At present, 13 relief distribution centers are operating in the Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Golaghat, and Jorhat districts.

The flood situation is likely to worsen in the next days as more heavy rainfall is expected in the days and weeks ahead. 

Featured image credit: GFS, TropicalTidbits

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