Flood situation in Assam is serious, Chief Minister took stock of the situation in Dibrugarh

Guwahati. The flood situation in Assam worsened on Friday and the major rivers of the state are flowing above the danger mark. About 22 lakh people are affected by floods in Assam. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma reviewed the situation in Dibrugarh city. This district has been submerged for the last eight days and the power system has also come to a standstill here. He visited some areas of Dibrugarh on foot and talked to the people. Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma said, we will take the help of experts and local residents to find a solution to the problem of waterlogging in Dibrugarh city.

Officials said that due to blockage of drains, there was waterlogging in Dibrugarh and the Brahmaputra river was flowing above the danger mark, due to which there were problems in draining out the water. Locals urged Chief Minister Sharma to restore power supply, but he said that the power supply has been cut to avoid any untoward accident like electric shock. The Chief Minister directed the Deputy Commissioner to restore power supply by making a public announcement so that people remain alert. 22 lakh people in 29 districts of Assam have been affected due to the natural calamity. The death toll in this year’s flood, landslide and storm in the state has risen to 56 and three others are missing.

Due to the ongoing flood crisis in Assam, Dhubri has the highest number of 6,48,806 people affected, followed by Darang with about 1,90,261 people and Cachar with 1,45,926 people affected. Currently, 39,338 affected people have taken shelter in 698 relief camps. At the same time, relief material has been provided to 7,24,322 people. Brahmaputra, Digaru and Kolong rivers are flowing above the danger mark. At the same time, an alert has been issued in Kamrup (Metro) district. Brahmaputra river is flowing above the danger mark in Nimatighat, Tezpur, Guwahati, Goalpara and Dhubri.

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