At least 225 000 people have been affected in nine districts of Assam, India, as the ongoing third wave of flooding worsens, officials of Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) reported Sunday, September 27, 2020. Around 10 000 ha (25 000 acres) of cropland in 219 villages have been inundated, hundreds of people have taken shelter in 43 relief camps, and one person drowned in floodwaters.
ASDMA officials said in the third wave of floods, 225 000 people in 155 villages have been affected and one person has died in Nagaon District. The victim drowned in the floodwater at Kampur, where the Kopili River was flowing above the danger mark.
On Saturday, September 27, the Brahmaputra was flowing above the danger level at Nematighat in Jorhat District, while the Jia Bharali was also above the danger levels in Sonitpur District.
As many as 40 000 domesticated animals were also affected in the districts of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Morigaon, Nagaon, and West Karbi Anglong-- all of which have become marooned. Also among the worst-affected areas are Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, and Sivasagar.
The ongoing third wave of floods in Assam further deteriorated on Sunday with 2.25 lakh people affected in nine districts. Assam witnessed 12 per cent excess rainfall (actual 1644.2 mm against normal 1464.9 mm) in the current four-month (June -September). Video 4. Tinsukia. pic.twitter.com/IiOpLa2emq— Nandan Pratim Sharma Bordoloi (@NANDANPRATIM) September 28, 2020
@Pijush_hazarika @Pijush_hazarika I am from Jagiroad, Shilbhanga Assam from Pijush hazarika's area, There is always flood type situation in every one day heavy raining, the drainage system is so bad that every house in the area is flooded, pls sir help us pic.twitter.com/MeGS5QZLpj— Parikhit Bordoloi (@ParikhitBordol1) September 26, 2020
For the fifth time, flood has disrupted the life of people in Assam.— Assam Pradesh Youth Congress (@IYCAssam) September 28, 2020
These pictures are from Khanamukh where @angkitadutta VP APYC & team took stock of the situation, provided relief and coordinated with the administration.@IYC @Allavaru @srinivasiyc @vbwalia pic.twitter.com/3mdO7vPHg3
The officials added that around 10 000 ha (25 000 acres) of cropland have been ravaged by floodwaters in 219 villages. Hundreds of people have been taking refuge in 43 relief camps, mostly in Nagaon.
Many other assets and infrastructures have been damaged, including roads, bridges, embankments, government buildings, and schools.
Moderate to heavy rain and thundershowers are forecast over parts of West Assam on Tuesday, September 29.
For the fifth time, flood has disrupted the life of people in #Assam These pictures are from Mukaloni in Khanamukh, Amguri. We took stock of the situation, provided relief and contacted the administration. @RahulGandhi @JitendraSAlwar @Allavaru @srinivasiyc @IYCAssam pic.twitter.com/q2L7hhCyXT— Angkita Dutta (@angkitadutta) September 28, 2020
Assam: Kampur and Roha towns in Nagaon district flooded follwing incessant rainfall in the region. Gates of gates of Karbi Langpi Hydro Electric Project were opened on 24th September after the heavy rainfall. People set up tents on roads to take refuge, in the wake of the flood. pic.twitter.com/YYLSY9mpnp— ANI (@ANI) September 27, 2020
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