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Flood state of affairs in Assam important as Silchar stays underwater, toll rises to 108

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Flood situation in Assam critical as Silchar remains underwater, toll rises to 108

By PTI

GUWAHATI: The flood state of affairs in Assam was important on Friday with 45.34 lakh individuals reeling beneath the deluge, officers mentioned.

The Brahmaputra and Barak rivers together with their tributaries are in spate, whilst floodwaters began receding from a number of areas, they mentioned. The toll rose to 108 with seven deaths reported within the final 24 hours, they added.

The state of affairs in Silchar, thought of ‘Gateway to Barak Valley’, is alarming with most areas nonetheless underwater, a district official mentioned.

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) mentioned that it has additional expedited rescue and reduction operations with extra sources deployed within the severely affected districts, particularly Cachar the place Silchar is situated.

Eight NDRF groups with 207 personnel have been introduced in from Itanagar and Bhubaneswar, whereas an Army staff with 120 members was despatched in from Dimapur together with 9 boats for the operations in Silchar, officers mentioned.

Additionally, two CRPF and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) groups have been airlifted to Cachar, they added. The state authorities has began a helpline — 0361-2237219, 9401044617, and 1079 — for the state of affairs within the district.

Nearly 3 lakh individuals have been affected by an acute scarcity of meals, clear consuming water and medicines as virtually all the Silchar city is submerged in flood waters, officers mentioned. Food packets, water bottles and different necessities are being dropped by Air Force helicopters, they mentioned.

The three districts within the valley — Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj — have been severely affected by the rising waters of the Barak and Kushiara.

The worst-affected district is Barpeta the place 10,32,561 persons are struggling, adopted by Kamrup the place 4,29,166 individuals have been hit.

The devastating floods, brought on by incessant rainfall, have affected 103 income circles and 4,536 villages. A complete of two,84,875 individuals have taken shelter in 759 reduction camps throughout the state, it mentioned.

The flood additionally broken 173 roads and 20 bridges, whereas two embankments every have been breached in Baksa and Darrang districts. In all, 10,0869.7 hectares of crop space have been flooded.

Largescale erosion has been reported in Baksa, Barpeta, Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Chirang, and Dhubri districts, amongst others.