Assam Floods: The NDRF along with state agencies are leading the rescue operations.
The monsoon floods in Assam claimed four more lives today, taking the number of deaths in the rain-ravaged state to 15. Official sources said that over 43 lakh people have been affected in 30 of Assam's 33 districts so far, and the situation will only get worse amid predictions of more rainfall in the hours to come. The rescue efforts are being led by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), which is actively evacuating people residing in low-lying areas to relief camps across the state.
On the other hand, at least five people have died and around 20 lakh were affected in nine districts of Bihar, an official report said. Five rivers of the state are flowing above the danger level due to torrential rains in the catchment areas bordering Nepal, the report by the Disaster Management Department said. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas of several districts.
Here are the Highlights on flood situation in Assam and Bihar:
Assam Flood Update: Brahmaputra river flows above the danger level in Guwahati, "Water is flowing 1.5 cm above danger level and it is increasing 2-3 cm per hour," an official told news agency ANI
PM Modi Dials Chief Minister Sonowal on Assam flood; Assures Centre's Support
Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and took stock of the flood situation. He also assured all support from the centre to the state in dealing with the situation.
Assam Flood Update: Over 4 thousand villages submerged , Upper Assam cut off by road
Assam Flood Update: Red alert issued for more rains, Goalpara, Morigaon, Nagaon and Hailakandi most affected
Assam Flood Update: Kaziranga National Park is under flood waters, Animals are straying outside the park
Ferry service to Umananda Temple has been stopped due to increasing water in river Brahmaputra caused by heavy rainfall in Assam.
Assam: Water level of Brahmaputra river rises after incessant rainfall; around 200 villages affected in Morigaon.
Assam Congress MPs protest in front of Gandhi statue in Parliament over flood situation.
National highway 37 linking upper Assam to Guwahati cut off due to floods at Kaziranga. Water is flowing above the National highway.
Bihar: Water level of Kamala River rises following heavy rainfall in the area; several villages in Darbhanga flooded.
At least four people have died and around 18 lakh were affected in nine districts of Bihar, an official report said. Five rivers of the state are flowing above the danger level due to torrential rains in the catchment areas bordering Nepal, the report by the Disaster Management Department said.