Assam flood situation grim, Brahmaputra crosses mark

flood1 300x225 Assam flood situation grim, Brahmaputra crosses mark One person was swept away in Majuli islands as the flood situation in Assam turned critical with river Brahmputra and its tributaries crossing the danger mark, affecting over five lakh people in ten districts.
Normal life was crippled as large parts of Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh districts, Jorhat in upper Assam, Morigaon in central Assam and Barpeta, Kamrup (Guwahati), Bongaigaon, Dhubri and Baksa in lower Assam were submerged by the swollen rivers due to incessant rains in catchment areas.
In world’s largest river island Majuli, almost the entire island got flooded and a villager was swept away.
The situation in the districts of Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Dhubri and Baksa was grim with flood waters submerging nearly 50 villages and affecting more than one lakh people.
In worst-hit districts of Lakhimpur, Dhemaji and Jorhat, vast tracts of land remained under water following embankment breaches caused by heavy rainfall in the foothills of Himalayas in Arunachal Pradesh.
In Dhemaji district, water of river Semen has inundated vast tracts of land in Jonai sub-division while water of rivers Gai and Jiadhol was also in spate.
Personnel of the National Disaster Rescue Force (NDRF) were engaged in rescue operations.