Due to heavy rainfall in Assam, most of the area has been submerged in water. As per officials, over 15 lakh people have been affected in several districts of Assam. As many as 7 people died during the ongoing floods. The rescue operations are being carried out by the administration. The Centre has assured the state government of all possible help for the flood-affected people. Over 20,000 people have been shifted to relief camps.
The situation in the state has gone from bad to worse as several videos have been shared on social media where scores of buildings have collapsed due to floods. The water level in the Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger mark in several districts.
The NDRF and SDRF have rescued hundreds of people in the last 24 hours across the state, while essential items include rice, dal, salt, and mustard oil have been distributed among the affected people.
The affected villagers have been shifted to safer places and have been given relief shelters. Meanwhile, in the midst of floods, Assam is grappling with rising cases of encephalitis too. State Health Department employees have been instructed to be alert over the matter.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has called Union Home Minister Amit Shah and has briefed Amit Shah on the latest floods. Shah had also chaired a high-level meet to review the situation in Assam and other rainfall-hit states across the country. The state government has activated flood control rooms across the districts to monitor the flood situation in the state.