Assam flood situation worsens, IAF ready to launch relief efforts, more rains forecast in Northeast, West Bengal, North Bihar

Assam flood situation worsens, IAF ready to launch relief efforts, more rains forecast in Northeast, West Bengal, North Bihar

New Delhi: Amidst worsening floods in Assam and different North Eastern states, sources within the Indian Air Force have revealed that Eastern Air Command is monitoring the flood state of affairs within the North Eastern states fastidiously and has saved its property like helicopters together with the Mi 17 and Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) on standby.

A senior official from Indian Air Force mentioned, “We are monitoring the situation and the assets for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) are kept on standby at key locations and will be deployed based on requisition by State.”

Today, Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma relating to the lack of lives because of floods within the state.

“Loss of lives due to the floods in West Garo Hills, Meghalaya is very disturbing. I have spoken to the Chief Minister, Sangma Conrad and assured him all possible help from the Central government. Nation stands resolutely with the people of Meghalaya in these trying times,” Shah tweeted.

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued pink warning predicting very heavy to extraordinarily heavy rains at remoted locations over sub-Himalayan West Bengal (North Bengal districts), Sikkim, Assam and Meghalaya. It has made forecast for heavy rains in North Bihar too.

It is believed that the heavy rains predicted forward might intensify the prevailing flood circumstances in Assam.

Notably, the floods in Assam have affected 24 districts affecting over 24 lakh individuals and inflicting damages to 1,09,600.53 hectares of crop space within the state. According to the flood state of affairs report by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) on Monday (July 202020), the rising water ranges has deluged a complete of two,254 villages. The space affected by flood as per the ASDMA experiences contains – Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Darrang, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup Metropolitan, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Cachar districts.

Goalpara is the worst hit with over 4.59 lakh individuals struggling, adopted by Barpeta with greater than 3.37 lakh individuals and Morigaon with round 3.35 lakh individuals. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) evacuated 56 individuals from flood-affected areas in Matia, Goalpara on Monday.Incessant rainfall for the reason that previous three days within the state has led to water ranges rising within the Brahmaputra and its tributary Krishnai river within the area.


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