Heavy rains in the past 24 hours in Assam’s Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, and Lakhimpur districts led to flooding in many areas in 46 villages, affecting more than 33,830 people on Tuesday, October 11, officials said. .
Officials of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) informed that six relief centers have been opened to deliver relief materials to the affected people, including 8,378 children.
Officials added that a fire at Naoboicha in Lakhimpur was destroyed. Lakhimpur and Dhemaji roads were badly affected. Reports of erosion in many parts of Bongaigaon, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Morigaon, and Sonitpur districts have been reported, an ASDMA release said.
The Brahmaputra river flows from the dangerous level of Nematighat in Jorhat district. Guwahati State Meteorological Center has predicted that rain with thunder and lightning is likely to occur in different parts of 21 districts in the next two days.
The first wave of floods, Assam, like previous years, experienced one of the worst floods in the months of May and June this year, floods and landslides claimed the lives of nearly 200 people.
Home Minister Amit Shah, during a meeting on flood management in Guwahati on Friday, said that a meeting with the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Power and the state government will be held soon to consider steps to add more flood buffers. of water projects to reduce floods in Assam.
Shah also said that the state government should formulate a concrete plan of action to protect and revive the wetlands of the state, and increase the holding capacity, so that they can also be a reserve during the fall season.
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