The second wave of flood hits major parts of Assam

    Representative image, Image by Hans Braxmeier from Pixabay

    It’s only when we all had started living with the Coronavirus, worse happened to the major parts of Assam when they got hit by floods.

    According to recent reports, more than 17 Lakh people have been affected in more than 22 districts which include Morigaon, Tinsukia, Dhubri, Nagaon, Nalbari, Barpeta, Dhemaji, Udalguri, Goalpara, and Dibrugarh. The major destruction has been caused to the South Salmara district which was earlier sub-division of Dhubri district but is now a separate administrative district in Assam, causing harm to more than 1.95 Lakh people. In Goalpara, which stands at the second most affected region affecting now more than 95,000 people. With the rising destruction, the death toll has increased from 34 to 38, and 22 people have been killed in different districts since May 22.

    Not only this, but 2053 villages have been completely submerged in flood affecting the daily lives of people on a major scale, from which some of them have lost their family members, croplands have been destroyed which remains the major source of livelihood for the natives. 

    From the affected people, 12,597 have been provided shelter at 163 Relief camps with appropriate arrangements. The major rivers including Brahmaputra, Dhansiri, Tia Bharali are still flowing above the danger level though the situation has improved since the past couple of days.

    The Hon’ble Prime Minister in a recent speech has announced Rs. 2 Lakh each to the next member in the hierarchy of dead person after speaking to the current Chief Minister Sabanada Sonawal and reviewed the whole situation of Assam. The Kaziranga National park has also been affected terribly, claiming the lives of more than 41 animals and affecting the lives of more than 19 Lakh domestic animals.

    The only good news is that the affected districts have decreased to 22 from 25 and no heavy rainfall from the past couple of days which is helping the people to come back to their normal lives slowly.

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