Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Assam Floods: Over 3L lakh people affected in Nagoan

As the flood situation in Central Assam worsens, Nagaon has emerged as the worst-affected district in the state, with approximately 3.46 lakh people affected.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, Nagaon district has been hit the hardest, with over 3.46 lakh people impacted, followed by 2.29 lakh in Cachar, 58,393 in Hojai, 28,001 in Darrang, 38,538 in Morigaon, and 16,382 in Karimganj. In Dharamtul and Ahatguri districts, over 10,000-12,000 people are still affected.

Six people, including two children, drowned in floodwaters in Cachar, Hojai, and Nagaon districts on Sunday, bringing the total number of people killed in floods and landslides to 24.

According to the report, there are still 95,473.51 hectares of agricultural land and 2,095 communities under water.

A total of 91,518 flood victims are now housed in the district administration’s 269 relief camps.

Flood-affected districts’ administrations also established 152 assistance distribution centres.

With the help of the Indian Army, SDRF, NDRF, and volunteers, a total of 26,236 trapped people have been rescued.

Some flood victims claim they have not received any assistance items from the district government and have been sleeping on highways and embankments for the past 4-5 days.

185 communities in the area are currently under water, and many people have been displaced as a result of the flooding.

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