Assam-Meghalaya floods ravage amidst worry of Corona, 2 lakh individuals affected

by Jeremy Spirogis
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In the northeastern states of Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh, steady rains have flooded many areas. About two lakh individuals have been affected by the floods in seven districts of Assam, as rains have been raining in most components of the state since Tuesday. The identical state of affairs can also be in Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 229 villages in 17 income areas of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Darrang, Nalbari, Goalpara, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia have been affected by the floods. A complete of 1,94,916 individuals have been affected by the floods and about 9,000 of them have taken shelter in 35 reduction camps arrange in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Goalpara and Tinsukia districts. <! –

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The ASDMA stated that about 1,007 hectares of crop space has been submerged and about 16,500 home animals and poultry have been affected as a result of floods. Most of the rivers of the state are flowing above the hazard mark in Jiaithali and Brahmaputra at Sonitpur and Nematighat (Jorhat) respectively. Meanwhile, three individuals belonging to the identical household died on account of a landslide in Arju village in Dibang Valley district of Arunachal Pradesh on Monday. Large components of the state have been affected by the incessant rains in the previous few days.

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu introduced an ex-gratia quantity of Rs four lakh every to the kin of the deceased. He directed the district authorities to take individuals to safer areas to guard them from floods and landslides. The India Meteorological Department (IMD), which issued a Red Alert with heavy rainfall forecast from 26 May to 28 May in Assam and Meghalaya, has predicted the situation of the three states to stay important for the following few days.

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