Assam: Floodwaters recede in Hailakandi


Floodwaters in Hailakandi of district Assam have by and large receded barring some low-lying areas under Algapur revenue circle.

A flood bulletin released by the District Disaster Management Authority, Hailakandi on Sunday revealed that floodwaters have receded in most parts of the district except in low lying areas under Algapur revenue circle.

All the relief camps have been closed down with the inmates going back to their homes. Only one medical team is being deployed.

The administration is now focused on making on-the-spot assessment of the dwelling units damages, fully and partially, under the four revenue circles.

Deputy Commissioner Adil Khan who has visited different affected areas to inspect the damaged infrastructure, including breached embankments have directed the departments concerned to submit damage estimates as per SDRF and Assam State Disaster Manual norms.

Several major departments have submitted the damage estimate reports in the last DDMA meeting on Tuesday. “Once the assessment report of houses damaged is submitted along with plan estimates of few departments, we can send the total losses suffered by the district due to the deluge to Dispur within a week for necessary funds for restoration of damaged infrastructure and rehabilitation of the affected people,” said District Development Commissioner, FR Laskar.

Laskar, who is incharge of Elementary Education, disclosed that 458 lower and upper primary schools have been fully and partially affected by the deluge.

Over 3 lakh population of 235 villages were hit in the first wave of flood. Two persons lost their lives.


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