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Assam flood situation worsen: Over 34,000 affected in 11 districts

Guwahati is experiencing floods as heavy rains continue to fall. The incessant rains have caused flooding in 11 districts of Assam,

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Assam floods: Over 34,000 hit in 11 districts

Guwahati is currently experiencing the first wave of flash floods this year as heavy rains continue to fall. The incessant rains have caused flooding in 11 districts of Assam, affecting more than 34,000 people.

Although the rivers, including the Brahmaputra, have yet to cross the danger mark, their water levels are constantly rising, according to the daily flood report from the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).

Of the affected population, 14,675 women and 3,787 children are among the 34,189 people affected by the flood. Lakhimpur is the worst affected district, with more than 23,516 people affected, followed by Dibrugarh (3,857), Darrang (2,231), Bishwanath (2,231) and Dhemaji (1,085).

To address the situation, eleven relief distribution centers have been set up, eight in Lakhimpur and two in Udalguri. Unfortunately, the floods have caused damage to 209.67 hectares of cultivated areas in Assam and four embankments (two in Lakhimpur and two in Udalguri) have broken.

Reports of mass erosions have surfaced in various districts including Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Dibrugarh, Golaghat, Jorhat, Karbi Anglong West, Morigaon, Nalbari, Sonitpur, Tamulpur and Udalguri.

IMD predicts more rain

The regional center of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a forecast indicating heavy rain in more than 12 districts of Assam until June 19. The western districts of the state are expected to be the most affected by the rain.

Specifically, seven districts in western Assam, namely South Salmara-Mankachar, Kokrajhar, Chirang, Goalpara, Bongaigaon, Barpeta, and Baksa, may experience heavy rainfall during this period.

Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Charaideo, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts in north-eastern Assam are also expected to receive heavy rain during the week up to June 19.

While the IMD issued a yellow alert for Assam, urging people to stay vigilant, the possibility of isolated extremely heavy rains over Assam and Meghalaya on June 16-18 has also been mentioned.

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