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12 August 2017, 10:30 | Opal Carroll
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The fresh wave of floods has submerged upper and lower Assam, affecting almost 10 lakh people. The authorities have opened 268 relief camps and distribution centres in 14 districts, where 63,797 people are taking shelter at present.
The report said Brahmaputra, Buridihing, Dhansiri, Jia Bharali, Puthimari and Sankosh rivers were flowing above danger levels and have submerged more than 20,000 hectares of cropland.
The ASDMA said 11 lakh people are affected in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Baksa, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Morigaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Charaideo, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts.
Following continuous rains since 10 August Assam has again been hit by floods.
The likely impact of the rain as inferred from rainfall runoff model run for three days advisory forecast is likely rapid rise in water levels of the rivers, it said.
Armed forces and disaster relief forces, engaged in relief and rescue operations, evacuated 2,615 stranded people.
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The month-long first wave of floods in July had claimed 82 lives and affected 25.42 lakh people in 29 districts.
Nine major rivers were flowing over the danger level and were on a rising trend. A portion of National Highway 415, which connects state capital Itanagar with Assam, eroded near Karsingsa on Friday.
Stating that the river beds of Brahmaputra and its other tributaries have become shallow reducing their water carrying capacity, Sonowal said that increased rainfall this year also have made matters worse as the state has witnessed severe floods.
Flash floods and landslides have also affected large swathes of Namsai and West Siang districts of Arunachal Pradesh, washing away bridges and damaging roads.
Many parts of northeastern states including Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, and Tripura have been receiving heavy to very heavy rainfall activities since the last few days. Nearly all trains are running late in North Bengal due to continuous rainfall.
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