The flood state of affairs in Assam worsened on Thursday, as water entered 4 recent districts affecting a complete of 1.89 lakh individuals, whereas yet another particular person died, taking the death toll as a result of deluge to 13, in response to an official report. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal instructed the authorities of the affected districts to achieve out to the flood-hit individuals on a warfare footing and cling to the COVID-19 security protocols throughout the relief-and-rescue operations.
The deluge claimed yet another life within the worst-hit Dhemaji district, the place over 91,000 individuals are affected, in response to the day by day flood bulletin of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).
The variety of flood-hit individuals in Dhemaji, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar and Dibrugarh districts was 38,000 on Wednesday, whereas the swirling floodwaters entered Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Golaghat and Tinsukia districts, elevating the determine to 1.89 lakh on Thursday.
Tinsukia and Dibrugarh districts have been additionally badly affected, accounting for 24,239 and 18,500 flood-hit individuals respectively, the ASDMA mentioned. The flood has submerged 19,430 hectares of farmland with standing crops.
The authorities are working 49 reduction camps and distribution centres in 5 districts, the place 11,468 individuals have taken shelter.
The Brahmaputra river is flowing above the hazard mark at Neamatighat in Jorhat district, Dhubri city in Dhubri district and Tezpur in Sonitpur district, the bulletin mentioned.
Besides damaging roads and different infrastructure, the floodwaters have induced huge erosion at numerous locations.
Meanwhile, the chief minister took inventory of the flood state of affairs and requested the deputy commissioners to offer important reduction supplies to the affected individuals, in response to official sources.
He requested the Tinsukia DC to make sure that the fireplace tenders shifting to and from Baghjan, the place a fuel properly has been blazing for the final 30 days, don’t face any bottleneck.
A bridge on the way in which to Baghjan was broken within the flood and a Bailey bridge must be constructed there for unhindered motion of the automobiles engaged in emergency providers, the chief minister mentioned.
Sonowal additionally requested the state-owned energy utility, Assam Power Distribution Company Limited, to take steps to avert accidents as a result of electrocution.
In view of the coronavirus outbreak, he directed the DCs to make sure that the district equipment assiduously adheres to the COVID-19 security protocols.
(With PTI inputs)