The flood state of affairs in Assam deteriorated yesterday on August 29 as a complete of 258,191 individuals throughout 16 districts of the state have been affected by the catastrophe. Practically half (48.5 per cent) of the state’s space is inundated and of the whole 33 districts in Assam, 16 are flood-affected. These embody Barpeta, Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh.

Based on the each day flood report of the Assam State Catastrophe Administration Authority (ASDMA), a complete of 732 villages throughout these 16 districts are inundated, with the best variety of flood-hit villages in Lakhimpur (131 villages) the place 105,257 individuals together with girls and kids are affected. The floods have broken at the least 24704.86 hectares of crop areas throughout the 16 affected districts within the northeastern state.

As per the newest stories, State Catastrophe Response Drive (SDRF) and Nationwide Catastrophe Response Drive (NDRF) and different rescue groups evacuated 50 individuals and 450 animals in Dhemaji by boat yesterday. The state authorities has arrange 24 aid camps in Bongaigaon, Chirang, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Golaghat, Jorhat, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Sivasagar, and Tinsukia.

Influence on animals

Moreover people, a complete of 239,723 animals are estimated to have been affected. These embody 12,591 poultry, 196,693 huge and 30,439 small animals.

Practically 60 per cent of the whole 430 sq. km space of Kaziranga Nationwide Park is reportedly submerged by floodwaters. A lot of wild animals have come out from the nationwide park in quest of highlands on the southern boundary of the park. Whereas crossing the freeway to achieve close by Karbi hills within the southern boundary, two hog deer have been killed yesterday on nationwide freeway 37.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma at the moment on August 30 urged automobiles to be averted on NH 715 for commuting between decrease and higher Assam because of displacement of Kaziranga animals amid floods.

The Central Water Fee Official Flood Forecast has warned that River Subansiri at Badatighat in Lakhimpur district is flowing on the ‘hazard degree’ at a water degree of 82.53 metres.

River Brahmaputra in Dhubri district, Goalpara district and Guwahati of Kamrup district, Tezpur of Sonitpur district,  continues to circulation at ‘hazard degree’ and is forecasted to rise additional.

Flood hazard in Assam

Assam is likely one of the most flood-prone states of the nation. “Though prevalence of flood has been an age-old phenomenon within the riverine areas of this area, the extent of injury attributable to the flood has elevated considerably in recent times. With greater than 40 % of its land floor inclined to flood injury, the whole flood-prone space within the Brahmaputra valley is about 3.2 Mha (million hectares),” notes the web site of Assam State Catastrophe Administration Authority.

Map: Flood hazard map of Assam (Completely different colors characterize completely different hazard lessons)


In 2016, the state authorities, together with ISRO, ready a Flood Hazard Atlas for Assam which classifies flood-prone areas within the state in 5 broad classes (very low, low, reasonable, excessive, and really excessive) based mostly on flood hazard.

‘Very low’ class areas embody districts which have confronted floods one to 2 occasions floods between 1998 and 2007, whereas ‘very excessive’ class consists of areas that face floods virtually yearly.

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