Monsoons have hit Assam with full force and situations have turned dangerous. The heavy rains hit the state on the 9th of July, and have been piling on ever since.
Delhi: Assam Congress MPs protest in front of Gandhi statue in Parliament over flood situation in the state and demand Assam floods to be declared a National Problem pic.twitter.com/FYZTQSfUMx— ANI (@ANI) July 15, 2019
The state is now flooded, and has displaced people from many districts. According to reports, over 26.5 lakh people have been affected from 28 out of 33 districts in Assam. Out of the 28 districts affected, the worst hit are Barpeta, Morigaon and Dhubri.
In #AssamFloods, 11 people lost their life— Yash mehta (@Yashm1111) July 15, 2019
More than 26 lac ppl displaced, 28 districts reeling under flood, water flowing over the danger level in most of the district, Even Wildlife is effected 70% of Kaziranga National Park is submerged in water.Pls do come forward and help. pic.twitter.com/YT78YbWuWL
According to reports from the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), casualties were from the districts of Jorhat, Barpeta and Dhubri. The total death toll is now at 11.
Kumar Sanjay Krishna, Additional Chief Secretary (Revenue and Disaster Management) revealed at a press conference on Sunday,
As per the Met department forecast, there will be more rainfall across Assam and the water level in the Brahmaputra is likely to rise. Dhubri and other lower Assam districts will probably see more severe flood in coming days.
Efforts are being made by the NDRF and the SDRF, as well as troops from the Indian Army to evacuate citizens across the state. Food and other essential requirements have also been distributed among those affected by the floods.
The floods have also hit 70% of the Kaziranga National Park, as 95 camps were submerged into water. Because of the extreme situation, forest officers were asked to remain on duty and their leaves were also cancelled. The animals in the park were all moved towards the highlands.
This is what a part of #KazirangaNationalPark looks like. #AssamFloods is worst this year, too!— NeilUTH “Pal kaisa Pal” (@18_ka_mileage) July 15, 2019
Humans and animals are worst affected yet no one cares.
We suffer, we fight and we overcome.
Kudos to the local workforce from diff orgs who are doing their great work to rescue. pic.twitter.com/BtAWtmKHdl
River Brahmaputra too is reported to be flowing above danger level at Nimatighat in Jorhat, Tezpur, Guwahati, Goalpara and Dhubri.