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Assam Floods: 70,000 people affected in five districts

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Floods have affected over 70,000 people in five Assam districts.

Assam and Arunachal Pradesh had their third flood wave since October 7 as a result of continuous rain. In the Dhemaji area, where 76 villages and 2,838 hectares of crops are presently inundated, the flood situation has gotten worse as 38,774 people, including 7,885 children, have been impacted by the deluge.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority’s (ASDMA’s) flood report, the latest wave of flooding has impacted 69750 residents in the districts of Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Golaghat, Lakhimpur, and Nagaon.

In five districts, the floodwaters have flooded 110 settlements and 3021 hectares of crops.

According to the ASDMA’s flood report, the third wave of flooding has had an impact on 27119 persons in the Lakhimpur district.

At Neamatighat in the Jorhat district, the Brahmaputra river’s water level is still over the danger level mark.

22 relief distribution centres have been established by the Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, and Dibrugarh district administration.

On the other side, the flood also had an impact on 34827 domestic animals. The ASDMA and all other stakeholders have increased response and recovery assistance to the badly impacted areas in light of the state’s present flood scenario.

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