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assam floods: Flood circumstances in Assam are essential as Silchar stays submerged

Fast Newsassam floods: Flood circumstances in Assam are essential as Silchar stays submerged

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There were floods along the Brahmaputra and Barak rivers and their tributaries, even as floodwaters receded in a few areas, according to officials.

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There were 45.34 lakh people left stranded by floods in Assam on Friday, officials said.

As floodwaters receded from a few areas, they said, the Brahmaputra and Barak rivers, as well as their tributaries, remain in spate.

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Silchar, known as the ‘Gateway to Barak Valley’, is experiencing alarming flooding with the majority of its areas still underwater, district officials said.

Assam’s State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) announced that it has intensified rescue and relief operations and deployed additional resources in the severely affected districts, specifically in Cachar, where Silchar is located.

An army team, consisting of 120 members, was sent from Dimapur and eight NDRF teams were brought from Itanagar and Bhubaneswar, officials said. Nine boats were also sent from Dimapur for the Silchar operations.

Moreover, two teams from the CRPF and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) have been airlifted to Cachar.

The state government has started a helpline — 0361-2237219, 9401044617 for the needy people affected in floods

Almost 3 lakh individuals have been impacted by an intense deficiency of food, clean drinking water, and meds as practically the whole Silchar town is lowered in rising waters, authorities said.

Food bundles, water bottles, and different basics are being dropped via Air Force helicopters, they said.

The three regions in the valley — Cachar, Hailakandi, and Karimganj — were seriously impacted by the rising waters of the Barak and Kushiara.

The most exceedingly awful impacted region is Barpeta where 10,32,561 individuals are enduring, trailed by Kamrup where 4,29,166 individuals have been hit.

The staggering floods, brought about by relentless precipitation, have impacted 103 income circles and 4,536 towns. A sum of 2,84,875 individuals have taken cover in 759 help camps across the state, it said.

The flood additionally harmed 173 streets and 20 scaffolds, while two dikes each were penetrated in Baksa and Darrang areas.

Altogether, 10,0869.7 hectares of yield region have been overflowed. Largescale disintegration has been accounted for in Baksa, Barpeta, Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Chirang, and Dhubri areas, among others.

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