GUWAHATI- The flood situation in Assam deteriorated further on Wednesday, October 12, with over 69,750 people badly hit in 110 villages of five districts, officials said.
Officials of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) informed that the third wave of floods in the current pre-monsoon and monsoon period (May to October) was triggered by incessant rain since Monday in the neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh and five districts of Assam—Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Lakhimpur, Golaghat and Nagaon.
Though no loss of human life has been reported yet, the flood water inundated 3,021.40 hectares of the crop area.
ASDMA officials said that 22 relief distribution centres were opened to provide relief materials to the affected people, including 15,582 children. The flood also affected 34,827 domestic animals, including 6,024 poultry birds. The officials added that several embankments were damaged, and roads in Lakhimpur and Dhemaji were severely affected.
In the first wave, Assam, like previous years, had witnessed one of the worst deluges in May-June this year, with floods and landslides claiming the lives of around 200 people.
Meanwhile, the Regional Meteorological Centre in Guwahati predicted that rainfall with thunderstorms and lightning is likely to occur in various places in the 21 districts over the next two days.
The Brahmaputra river, which flows from the neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh, is flowing above the danger level at Nematighat in Jorhat district.