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Assam flood situation worsens; over 7 lakh affected


Heavy rainfall has killed more than 14 people and affected 29 districts for the 8th consecutive day. According to the data issued by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 2,251 villages in 84 revenue circles the hit by floodwaters. Standing crop in 84,000 hectares has also been affected in the state. The ASDMA bulletin said that 21,884 people have been evacuated with the help of Volunteers, NDRF, and SDRF. More than 250 people have been rescued from the Dima Hasao district in the last two days with the help of the Indian Air Force. A specialized team from ISRO has been paying close attention to the damaged areas of Dima Hasao using drones and satellite data for post-disaster need assessment.

Steps are taken to restore all the broken communication paths. Meanwhile, Reliance has announced a four-day unlimited pack to its customers in the five severely flooded and landslide-affected areas. The company has provided the same plan for four other Northeastern states - Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, and Arunachal Pradesh.

According to the Central Water Commission (CWC), the Kopili River continued to flow above the danger mark in Kanpur. The Dissing and Brahmaputra Rivers are also flowing above the danger level; due to heavy rainfall for over a week.


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