In Assam, 19 districts are once again under flood waters. The fresh wave of floods has submerged upper and lower Assam, affecting nearly 10 lakh people. Four people have died in floods in Assam in past 24 hours.
According to Assam Disaster Management Authority, over 63 thousand people have taken refuge in 268 relief camps in the state as over 1,750 villages are marooned. Over 1 lakh hectares of cropland has also been submerged.
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is conducting rescue operations across the state. The army has also been put on standby for emergency rescue operation, sources added.
The worst affected are Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Tinsukia and Dibrugarh in upper Assam and Chirang, Kokrajhar and Bongaigaon in lower Assam.
The swollen Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger level at several places and water level is rising 5 cm every few hours. Nine other rivers are also flowing above danger mark in Assam.
A report of the State Emergency Response Centre of the Disaster Management wing said several major rivers, including Howrah River, which passes through the capital city, were flowing above the danger mark.
In Meghalaya, the Kynshi River is flowing above the danger level, inundating low lying areas in Kauai hills. Parts of Garo hills are also cut off from the rest of the state. The worst-affected area being the South Garo Hills, particularly Baghmara town, where over 100 families have moved from their houses to safer grounds.
In Arunachal Pradesh, the unrelenting monsoon rainfall is creating havoc across the state with reports of floods and road blockades pouring in from various quarters. In the capital Itanagar, National Highway 415 in Karsingsa has been affected again as a large portion of the road caved in on Friday morning due to water logging, leaving several passengers stranded. Heavy rains have badly affected train movement in the region. Almost all trains are running late in North Bengal due to continuous rainfall.
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