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Flood situation in state improves

Written by: Staff

Guwahati, June 5: The overall flood situation in Asom has improved as the water level of the Brahmaputra and its major tributaries started receding today.

Official sources here said in Nowgong district, over 2000 people, who were evacuated and had taken shelter in temporary relief camps under Hojai subdivision due to rise of water in the Kopili, had started returning to their homes.

The authorities had provided two days ration to the camp inmates.

The rising water of the Brahmaputra entered the low-lying areas of Molohu, Pabokhati and Baruating villages under Loharighat block of Marigaon district leading to evacuation of about 200 inhabitants.

In Dhemaji district, flood situation had improved with the water from low-lying areas having started receding, the sources said.

About 25 villages with area of 937.00 hectare had been affected in the first wave of flood in Dhemaji district.

Crop areas of over 642.57 hectare had also been affected in the district.

In Jorhat district, the Brahmputra was receding at Neamatighat though flowing little over its danger level.

The flood water entered some areas of Barpeta district through a breached portion of embankment yesterday and threatened of flood -like situation in the district.

The flood water in Karimganj and Hailakandi districts in Barak Valley also started showing a receding trend. In Karimganj district, over 2500 people had been affected by the flood water of the Longi, the Singla and the Kushiyara rivers. Five breaches in river embankments and two PWD roads in Ramkrishna Naghar area had been submerged by the water.

In Hailakandi, 15 villages with a population of about 7500 had been affected by flood.

Hailakandi-Silchar PWD road via Matijuri and Ratanpur Katakhal had been submerged by flood water. The Katakhal was causing flood in six villages, affecting over 5000 population, the sources added.


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