May 29 2023

IMD Issued Red Alert for Floods and Landslides in Assam

IMD Issued Red Alert for Floods and Landslides in Assam

     Flood in Assam due to incessant rains and landslides caused by it has created havoc. More than 4.03 lakh people in 26 districts of Assam have been affected in this natural calamity. According to the report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, more than 50 thousand people have been rendered homeless in Cachar district alone. The State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF), apart from fire and emergency services, Assam Rifles and Indian Air Force (IAF) is carrying out rescue operations. Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) officials said 1,658 flood-affected people have taken shelter in several relief camps set up by the district administration. Meanwhile, there is an alert of heavy rain again in Assam. New areas have been submerged due to incessant rains in Assam. Six people died due to floods and landslides, while six people are missing in Cachar district. More than six thousand houses have been damaged.

     Indian Army personnel have been roped in for relief and rescue operations. Cachar district is the worst affected by the floods. Indian Army and Assam Rifles personnel have started relief and rescue operations in different parts of Cachar district on Tuesday. On the immediate request of the Deputy Commissioner of Cachar district, teams of Indian Army and Assam Rifles are engaged in rescuing the people trapped in the floods. The Guwahati-based PRO of Defence said that women, elderly and young children were given priority in the rescue operation.

      More than 4.03 lakh people have been affected by the floods in 26 districts of Assam. As per the report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, an aggregate of 96,697 individuals have been impacted in the Cachar area alone. 1,089 towns in 67 income divisions are impacted by this influx of floods and 32944.52 hectares of harvest land has been lowered in the rising waters. One person is reported missing from Kanpur revenue division of Nagaon district. 

       The central government is also keeping an eye on the flood situation in Assam. Union Home Minister Amit Shah has assured the state government that all possible help will be given to Assam by the central government. Shah spoke to Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa to take stock of the situation and was assured of all possible help by the central government.


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