Assam floods: Situation grim as 45 lakh affected, 7 more deaths push toll to 107 | Pics

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The flood situation in Assam remained grim as seven more people, including two children, have died in the last 24 hours. The deluge has wreaked havoc in the state and the death toll has now reached 107, of which 17 people have died in the landslides.

The seven new deaths – two each from Cachar and Barpeta and one each from Dhubri and newly created Bajali and Tamulpur districts. A total of 4,536 villages are still reeling under the flood waters. Barpeta is the worst-hit district with over 10.32 lakh people being affected, followed by Nagaon with over 5.03 lakh people being displaced.

The flood situation saw a slight improvement with the total population affected by flooding registering a decline to 45.34 lakh across 30 districts of the state.

Army and NDRF have been deployed for rescue operations (Photo: India Today)

A total of 2.84 lakh people are taking shelter in 759 relief camps set up by the respective district administrations across all the 30 affected districts. River Brahmaputra, Disang and Kopili are flowing above the danger level mark at Dhubri, Sivasagar and Nagaon districts.

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Meanwhile, Integrated Child Development Services said they are making children participate in pre-school activities in relief camp, reported news agency ANI.

With #AssamFloods, we’re making children participate in preschool activities in relief camp (Nagaon) itself, with morning prayers, physical exercises, drawings. Union Min Sarbananda Sonowal visited this camp earlier:NP Doley,Integrated Child Development Services supervisor(23.06) pic.twitter.com/CtWJAf1nAa

— ANI (@ANI) June 23, 2022

CENTRE MONITORING FLOOD SITUATION

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Centre is continuously monitoring the flood situation in Assam and is working closely with the state government to provide all assistance to overcome the challenge.

“Army and NDRF teams are present in the flood-affected areas. They are conducting evacuation operations and assisting those who are affected. The Air Force has conducted over 250 sorties as a part of the evacuation process,” he said.

Photo Credits: Assam State Disaster Management Authority Twitter

Expressing his concern over the devastation caused by the catastrophe, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday tweeted, “Over the last few days, parts of Assam have witnessed flooding due to heavy rainfall. The Central Government is continuously monitoring the situation in Assam and is working closely with the State Government to provide all possible assistance to overcome this challenge.”

Over the last few days, parts of Assam have witnessed flooding due to heavy rainfall. The Central Government is continuously monitoring the situation in Assam and is working closely with the State Government to provide all possible assistance to overcome this challenge.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 23, 2022

“Army and NDRF teams are present in the flood affected areas. They are conducting evacuation operations and assisting those who are affected. The Air Force has conducted over 250 sorties as a part of the evacuation process,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

HELPLINE NUMBERS LAUNCHED

The state government has started emergency helpline numbers 0361-2237219, 9401044617, 1079 (toll free) for rescue, relief and other emergency situations of the people in affected areas in the district.

In view of the current flood situation in Assam, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) has expedited the rescue services by engaging concerned stakeholders and deployment of additional resources and support systems in the severely affected districts, especially Cachar.

A total of eight teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) with 207 personnel have been deployed in the Barak Valley districts for rescue operations. On the other hand, a team of the Indian Army with 120 personnel and nine boats has been deployed in Silchar town.

Moreover, personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) with high speed boats have been transported to Cachar district to carry out rescue operations.

Photo credits: Assam State Disaster Management Authority Twitter

CM VISITS CACHAR

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday visited the severely affected Cachar district to review the flood situation. The chief minister made an aerial survey of the district. Later on, CM Sarma chaired a meeting with senior officials, NDRF and SDRF to take stock of the relief and rescue operations.

Photo credits: Himanta Biswa Sarma Twitter handle

The floods have also damaged 173 roads and 20 bridges while two embankments were breached in Baksa and Darrang districts each and three were damaged. Crop area of 100869.7 hectares and 33,77,518 animals have been affected in this second wave of floods while 84 animals were washed away during the day.

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