Assam flood situation improves, death toll rises to 39, IMD warns of heavy rainfall

Guwahati, July 7: The flood situation in Assam has improved continuously and the water level of all major rivers in the state is decreasing.

On Tuesday, one person lost his life in the deluge in Dhemaji district taking the death toll to 39.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), one person drowned floodwaters in Dhemaji district.

Following six consecutive days of sunshine, the water level of all major rivers in the state is receding and the flood-affected people have also reduced.

Nearly 2 lakh people of 13 districts are still affected in the current wave of floods.

Out of the total affected people, nearly 1.20 lakh have been affected in Barpeta district alone followed by 28,800 people in Goalpara, 15,100 people in Dhemaji, 12,700 people in Golaghat and 10,200 people in Morigaon district.

While the water level of many rivers is receding, the water level of Brahmaputra river is still flowing above danger level mark at Neamatighat in Jorhat district and Dhubri in Dhubri district.

The ASDMA flood report said that 19,886 hectares of croplands of 348 villages are still underwater and 1673 flood-hit people are in 33 relief camps in Chirang, Barpeta, Golaghat, Sivasagar and Tinsukia districts.

However, the flood situation in Assam may turn grim after the Indian Meteorological Department has warned of heavy rainfall at isolated places in Assam and other neighbouring states in the next four days.