Heavy rain across various sections of Assam and adjoining Arunachal Pradesh has led to the inundation of several areas in Assam, affecting over 33,000 citizens.
The Regional Meteorological Centre in Guwahati, has forecasted more rain over the next two days, which could further deteriorate the situation.
According to the flood bulletin issued by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), Dhemaji, Lakhimpur & Dibrugarh districts have been affected by the rain that lashed the state since Monday.
Altogether, 33,836 people across 46 hamlets under eight revenue circles of these three districts are currently reeling under the calamity. Though no relief camps have been opened yet, six relief distribution centres are functional in Dhemaji district.
An embankment at Naoboicha in Lakhimpur district has been affected, while roads in Lakhimpur and Dhemaji have been damaged.
Reports of erosion from Bongaigaon, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Morigaon and Sonitpur districts have also been received.
The ASDMA bulletin mentioned that the Brahmaputra River is flowing above the danger threshold near Nematighat in the Jorhat district.
Besides, the Regional Meteorological Centre, Guwahati, said that rain with thunderstorms and lightning is likely to occur in various places in 21 districts of the state till Wednesday.
The state had witnessed one of the worst deluges earlier this year, with floods and landslides claiming 199 lives so far. Almost every year, three to four waves of flood ravage Assam.
The Union Minister of Home Affairs & Cooperation – Amit Shah last week asked the Assam government to devise a long-term plan to safeguard the northeastern state against flooding for decades so that greater development can take place.