Assam Flood Situation Roadblocks Landslide Over 4 Lakh Affected Many Dead Heavy Rain Alert Rescue Operation Update ANN | Assam Flood: Number of flood affected doubles in Assam, heavy rain warning, exams postponed
Assam Flood Situation: On one hand, where all the previous...
Assam Flood Situation: On one hand, where all the previous records are being broken due to scorching heat in cities like Delhi, while in the Northeast, heavy rains have broken the people as havoc. Floods and landslides have been created due to heavy rains here, while lakhs of people have been affected by it. According to the Meteorological Department, there is no hope of getting relief from rain at present, it will rain for the next 4 days.
According to the information, 4 lakh people have been affected by the floods in Assam. Within 24 hours, the number of affected people here has doubled. The landslides triggered by incessant rains have cut off rail and road connectivity with Assam’s Barak Valley and Dima Hasao districts and neighboring states of Tripura, Mizoram and Manipur. The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) bulletin said that the number of affected people has reached 4,03,352 in 26 districts from 1,97,248 in 20 districts on Monday.
Home Minister assured of help
Cachar is the most affected district with around one lakh affected people, while landslides are continuing in many areas of Dima Hasao. The death toll has risen to 8 including 5 people killed in the landslide. Union Home Minister Amit Shah has assured Assam of all possible assistance from the central government, while the state administration is taking measures to ensure supply of essential commodities and restore communication channels in the affected areas. Amit Shah tweeted, “Concerned about the situation in view of heavy rains in some parts of Assam. Spoke to CM Himanta Biswa Sarma to take stock of the situation. NDRF teams have already been deployed. Assured all possible help from the central government.
rain warning issued
The Regional Weather Forecasting Centre, Guwahati has issued a warning of “very heavy” rain in Assam till Wednesday and widespread rain across the state for the next five days. Around one lakh people have taken shelter in about one thousand relief camps in many affected areas. Since Monday, 11 embankments have been breached, while six others have been affected, besides damage to houses, roads, bridges and other infrastructure.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that he has taken up the matter of clearing the route with his Meghalaya counterpart. Sarma tweeted: “In view of the massive landslide in Meghalaya, the movement of heavy vehicles carrying passengers and goods in Barak Valley has been severely affected. I have requested Chief Minister Sangma Konrad to kindly intervene and provide assistance. He has assured all possible cooperation.”
Security forces engaged in rescue operation
In the midst of this devastation caused by floods and landslides, Indian security forces are constantly engaged in the rescue operation. Army and Assam Rifles have started two columns for flood rescue operation in many parts of Cachar. A total of about 500 villagers were rescued by both sides and Army personnel from the Srikona Battalion of the Assam Rifles. Rescue efforts were on till late evening. At the same time, the Air Force is assisting in airlifting the stranded train passengers from Dima Hasao. The Air Force has been requested to rescue 35 stranded railway employees and their families from New Haflong Railway Station, which has been buried under the debris. At the same time, necessary supplies have also been asked to be made.
The Higher Secondary First Year (Class 11) examinations in Assam, which began on Wednesday, have been partially postponed due to extensive damage caused by floods and heavy rains in the past few days. In Arunachal Pradesh, landslides have blocked roads in several areas, affecting vehicular movement. Roads from Itanagar in Assam to Gohpur and from Ziro to Potin in Lower Subansiri district were blocked due to mud slides. Landslides were also reported from Itanagar-Bandardeva NH-415, Itanagar Gompa and RWD Colony as well as Karsingsa Block Point here, officials said. On the other hand, Tripura has controlled the amount of per person buying petrol or diesel.
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