7 Killed, Over 15 Lakh Affected As Flood Situation Worsens In Assam: Highlights

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal called Union Home Minister Amit Shah and briefed him about the latest flood situation in the state.

7 Killed, Over 15 Lakh Affected As Flood Situation Worsens In Assam: Highlights

Assam Floods: The NDRF along with state agencies are leading the rescue operations

Highlights

  • Monsoon floods have inundated at least 21 of the 33 districts in Assam
  • Ferry services across the state have been stopped since Friday
  • Barpeta is the worst-affected with over 85,000 people seeking shelter
New Delhi:

The situation in Assam worsened on Saturday as floods in the state claimed another life, taking the number of deaths to seven as as over 14 lakh people were affected by the deluge across 25 districts of the state. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal called Union Home Minister Amit Shah and briefed him about the latest flood situation in the state. Mr Shah has assured all help from the Centre to the north eastern state and asked the Assam government to ensure all-out efforts to provide relief to the flood-affected. At present, over 14.06 lakh persons have been affected by the floods in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darrang, Baksa, Barpeta, Nalbari, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Goalpara, Kamrup, Morigaon, Hojai, Nagaon, Golaghat, Majuli, Jorhat, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Cacha and West Karbi Anglong districts, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority said. Barpeta is the worst hit with 5.22 lakh people suffering, followed by Dhemaji (1.38 lakh people) and Morigaon (nearly 95,000 persons). Currently, the Brahmaputra at Guwahati, Nimatighat in Jorhat, Tezpur in Sonitpur, Goalpara and Dhubri towns, while the Barak at AP Ghat in Cachar and Badarpurghat in Karimganj are flowing above the danger mark.

Here are the highlights on situation in Assam:

Jul 13, 2019 22:59 (IST)
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Jul 13, 2019 20:12 (IST)
The India Metrological Department (IMD) said that Assam and Bihar have received excessive rainfall with an extremely heavy down pour in the last three to four days. The weather department has predicted heavy rainfall in the two states in the next 48 hours.
Jul 13, 2019 20:06 (IST)
Centre assures Assam all help to tackle floods:
Jul 13, 2019 20:00 (IST)
Water level in Assam's Kaziranga National Park has increased following incessant rains:
Jul 13, 2019 19:36 (IST)
Jul 13, 2019 19:36 (IST)
Jul 13, 2019 19:35 (IST)
Flood situation turns more critical in Assam:
  • Over 15 lakh people are affected in 25 Assam districts
  • One person died in the floods today, taking the number of deaths to seven
  • Over 20,000 people have been shifted to relief camps
  • Assam's Barpeta is the worst affected with more than 5 lakh people affected
  • Half of Kaziranga National Park is inundated
Jul 13, 2019 18:51 (IST)
Assam Floods: 14 lakh people affected in 25 Assam districts

Around 14 lakh people across 25 districts in Assam have been affected by floods.
Jul 13, 2019 14:42 (IST)
Jul 13, 2019 13:49 (IST)

Dhemaji and Lakhimpur in the tea-rich Upper Assam, and Bongaigaon and Barpeta in Lower Assam are the worst hit. Officials said floodwaters from the higher areas will flow towards the valleys, worsening the situation in Lower Assam areas.
Jul 13, 2019 11:42 (IST)
Barpeta is the worst-affected with over 85,000 people seeking shelter, said the Assam State Disaster Management Authority.
Jul 13, 2019 10:00 (IST)

Among the 17 districts, Barpeta is the worst-affected with over 85,000 people seeking shelter, said the Assam State Disaster Management Authority.
Jul 13, 2019 09:35 (IST)
The Brahmaputra river - one of the largest rivers in the world that cuts through Assam's biggest city Guwahati - and five other rivers are flowing above the danger mark, officials said. Six people died due the floods.