Staff Reporter GUWAHATI, Sept 6 - There is no let up in the overall flood situation in the State as the Brahmaputra and its tributaries are still flowing above the danger level, while five more deaths have been reported from different parts of the State in the last 24 hours.
Flood-affected people taking shelter near the NH-37 road at Kutuha in Dibrugarh district, on Saturday. – UB Photos
According to the daily flood report released by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority this evening, the total people affected by the current wave of floods went up to 17.67 lakh in 20 districts. The floods also seriously affected standing crops as the total crop area affected in the floods is more than 1.11 lakh hectares.
The report said that the Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger level at Neamatighat, Tezpur, Guwahati, Goalpara and Dhubri, while Burhidehing, Dhansiri, Jia Bhoroli, Neki and Kushiyara are also flowing above the danger level.
The report revealed that five deaths have been reported in the last 24 hour, of which two each are from Morigaon and Goalpara districts, while one death was reported from Nalbari district.
The administration has opened 277 relief camps to provide shelter to the people rendered homeless, and at present, more than 1.38 lakh people are taking shelter in those camps.