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Flood Situation in Assam – Saturday Update

Our Correspondent

The overall flood situation in
Assam improved on Saturday as the water level of the Brahmaputra, and its tributaries shows a receding trend but the brimful woes of those displaced are going on. According to latest informations, the mighty Brahmaputra is flowing below the danger level.

The first wave this time displaced as many as 30,000 people ravaging properties worth Rs 2 crore ravaging a total land area of about 4,285 hectares, including nearly 1,150 hectares of farmland.

The Government’s distribution of relief resources like rice and other essential commodities, besides medicine and healthcare facilities are continuing, say officials.

Our Correspondent from Dibrugarh: The Brahmaputra is maintaining a receding trend in its water level much to the relief of the people of the district. Floods and erosion posed a serious threat to the Dibrugarh township.

The officials with the state water resources department are closely monitoring the situation. They are using sandbags to prevent the waters from surging to more new areas. The embankment at Maijan is crucial and if it is breached it can wreck havoc to Dibrugarh township. The affected people are still remaining in their make shift camps.

Our Correspondent from Silchar adds: The flood situation in
Barak Valley is showing a let-up sign as the river Barak is flowing below the danger level. Besides the Barak, Kushiara, Katakhal and Longai, are now flowing well below the danger level. A flood control dyke of the Barak river was breached at Roypur in Barkhala circle of Cachar district.

Our Correspondent from Jorhat: Floodwaters are decreasing but the marooned people have yet to return to their ravaged houses. There are no rains during the last 24 hours and therefore, the waters are not surging to new areas in the Majuli sub division. With this, the world’s largest river island is limping back to normalcy.

An embankment has so far been dividing the streams and the river. The first wave of flood waters this time is affecting hundreds of people
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