SITUATION REPORT 6: FLOODS SITUATION IN ASSAM ( 27th JULY, 2016)
As per the information received from the Government sources as on 26th July 2016, around 15,70,571 people have been affected by flood in 19 districts of Assam due to incessant monsoon rain. The most affected districts are; Barpeta, Dhubri (2,52,200), Jorhat (1,88,645), Dhemaji (1,85,550), Golaghat (1,19,401), Bongaigaon (1,15,061), Lakhimpur(1,05,811), Goalpara (88,708), Biswanath (78,817), Dibrugarh (75,048), Darang (73,850) and Morigaon (71,647). District authorities have opened 322 Relief Camps and 60 Relief Distribution Centre that house total 1,27,786 inmates. NDRF, SDRF and Indian Army are helping the district administration in evacuating the affected population to safe places. 2 people have lost their life in Morigaon and Golapara district. Ref: ASDMA, 26th July 2016.
Our partner SATRA has reported 73 villages are under flood in Darrang District under Mangaldai, Dalgaon and Sipajhar revenue circle and around 1,01,359 population are affected, 250 people are taking shelter in the relief camps. There are 5 villages (Khasibari, west banglajora, Guwabari Nepali Basti, Banlajora, New Banglajora) affected in Phatgaon area in Kokrajhar district. Approximately 1100 people are affected.
DDMA Jorhat has reported that there has been breach or embankment in Bongaon and Jengraimukh in Majuli which has affected 13 new villages with a population of more than 40,000 people of 8,000 families. Approximately 3/4 nos houses washed away by the flash flood. The names of the villages are – Mudoigaon, Ghorpholia, Kumar Chapori, Phukonkhuti, Besamora Mishing, Terabhari, Potiori, Phensua, Dekachangsua and Guwalbari. A total numbers of 149 nos. of villages are being affected across the Majuli Island. At present, there are 11 relief distribution centres and 7 relief camps installed by the subdivisional authority.
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