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Flood situation in State worsens
Staff Reporter

Erosion of Mora Pagladiya river threatening to breach the Khoribari-Batasara road in Baksa district, on Saturday. – UB Photos
 GUWAHATI, July 13 - The flood situation in the State worsened with the number of people hit by floodwaters shooting up to 14,06,710 in 2,168 villages under 80 revenue circles of 25 districts during the past 24 hours. One more case of flood-related death has been reported from Dhemaji district raising the number of flood-related death toll during the flood this year to five.

Meanwhile, all the major rivers of the State are in spate. While some of them are expected to maintain a falling trend, others are expected to be in the rising trend from this evening.

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) stated in a press release here this evening that the current wave of flood has affected the districts of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darrang, Baksa, Barpeta, Nalbari, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Goalpara, Morigaon, Hojai, Nagaon, Golaghat, Majuli, Jorhat, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Karbi Anglong West, Kamrup, Cachar, Dhubri and Tinsukia.

In the flood-affected areas, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) teams have been pressed into service for search-and-rescue operations. In all, 62 relief camps set up by the respective local administrations, are operational in the districts of Biswanath, Sonitpur, Baksa, Nalbari, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Hojai, Golaghat, Majuli, Jorhat, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia and altogether 20,047 flood-hit people are taking shelter in them.

In total, 172 relief distribution centres have also been opened in the districts of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Darrang, Nalbari, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Kamrup, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Majuli, Jorhat, Hojai and Tinsukia districts, said the ASDMA.

The Central Water Commission (CWC) stated in its flood bulletin here this evening that this afternoon the Brahmaputra was flowing above its warning level at Dibrugarh although it is maintaining a falling trend. The river was flowing above its danger level, with a steady trend at Neamatighat. At Tezpur, it was flowing above danger level, with a steady trend this afternoon. The river was flowing above its danger level at Guwahati in Kamrup (Metro) district with a rising trend and it is expected to maintain this trend till tomorrow morning.

At Goalpara, the river was flowing above its danger level with a rising trend this afternoon. It was flowing above its danger level at Dhubri this afternoon with a rising trend.

The Ranganadi was flowing above its danger level at NT Road Crossing in Lakhimpur district this afternoon. The Lohit was flowing above its warning level at Dholabazar in Tinsukia district. The Siang was flowing above its danger level at Pasighat in East Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh.

The Burhidihing was flowing above its danger level at Khowang in Dibrugarh district, while the Subansiri was flowing above its danger level with a rising trend at Badatighat in Lakhimpur district. The Dikhow was flowing above its warning level at Sivasagar; the Desang was flowing above its warning level at Nanglamuraghat in Sivasagar district; the Dhansiri was flowing above its danger level at Numaligarh; the Jia Bharali was flowing above its danger level at NT Road Crossing; the Kopili was flowing above its danger level at Kampur and above its warning level at Dharamtul; the Puthimari was flowing above its danger level at NH Road Crossing; the Pagladiya was flowing above its warning level with a falling trend at NT Road Crossing; the Beki was flowing above its danger level at Road Bridge and the Gaurang was flowing above its warning level at Kokrajhar. The Sonkosh was flowing above its warning level at Golokganj.

The Barak was flowing above its danger level with a rising trend at AP Ghat in Cachar district. It was flowing above its danger level at Badarpurghat with a rising trend, while the Katakhal was flowing above its danger level at Matizuri with a rising trend.

The Kushiyara was also flowing above its danger level with a rising trend, said the CWC.

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