|More than 35,000 affected by floods in Biswanath|
BISWANATH CHARIALI, June 30 - Due to heavy rains in the last few days in the State, the Brahmaputra, as well as most of its tributaries in North Assam, has been creating havoc in many areas of the district.
According to official information, more than 69 villages in Biswanath district have been flooded. A total of 35,659 people at 39 villages under Gohpur Revenue Circle and 40 villages under Helem Revenue Circle of the district have been affected by the recent wave of floods.
It may be mentioned here that the SDRF personnel rescued 25 people trapped in some flood-hit areas. A shelter camp was already set up at Dathkala under Helem Revenue Circle, where a total of 53 people are currently taking shelter.
The Biswanath district administration and the Gohpur sub-divisional administration distributed 3,78,024 quintals of rice, 7,077 quintals of dal and 1098.81 quintals of fodder for livestock in the flood-affected areas. The district administration has directed the Department of Health to be ready for the prevention of outbreaks in the affected areas and also the Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary to monitor the health of domestic animals.
A control room was opened for emergency communication in the flood-affected areas of the subdivision.