First Flood Hits Assam Affecting More Than 10,000 Lives
GUWAHATI: Assam has been hit by the first wave of flood of 2020 amidst the coronavirus pandemic. As per “Flood Report" issued by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) four districts of the state - Lakhimpur, Sonitpur, Darrang and Goalpara - were affected.
A total of 10,801 people were affected apart from a large number of cattle and poultry.
A relief distribution centre has been set up at North Lakhimpur by ASDMA and around 55 kgs of rice along with other commodities was distributed to the affected population of the district.
The first surge of flood has also damaged an embankment road in Lakhimpur where a portion of a road approaching Dikrong bridge was flooded. Further a portion of the embankment road in Singri (Agia to Lakhipur) of Goalpara district was washed away.
Other damages to bridges and culverts in Lakhimpur and Sonitpur have also been recorded by the ASDMA.
Given that it is the most affected district, a relief distribution centre has been set up at North Lakhimpur and about 55 kgs of rice and other food supplies has been distributed.
The flood is mainly due to the Cyclone Amphan, said Pankaj Chakrabarty, State Project Coordinator, ASDMA. Reportedly, another reason is the release of water from the Kurichu dam in Bhutan.
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