|Flood situation critical in Dhemaji; 1 dead, 3 missing|
DHEMAJI, July 13 - Flood situation in Dhemaji district is worsening as surging waters of the rivers have inundated fresh rural areas in all four revenue circles of the district, besides damaging vast areas of standing crops.
The District Disaster Management Authority of Dhemaji has reported that a total 1,38,434 people of 430 villages have been affected by flash floods in the district so far, while a total 9,189 hectares of cropland is under flood water.
The circle wise break-up of the affected villages in the district is Dhemaji 31, Gogamukh 64, Sisiborgaon 118 and Jonai 219. The flash flood has claimed two lives– one in Dhemaji and the other in Sissiborgaon circle, while three persons are reportedly missing after a machine boat capsized in Jonai circle.
The district administration has not yet opened any flood relief camp, but it is distributing food, fodder and other essential items among the worst-hit people. Two teams of NRDF and SRDF are engaged in flood rescue operation at Sissiborgaon and Jonai circles of the district respectively.