According to officials, the flood situation in Assam’s Sivasagar district is still dire because the downpour has affected close to 18,000 people.
According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), nearly 18,000 people have been affected and 54 villages under two revenue circles (Nazira and Sivsagar) are currently flooded with the water levels of two rivers of the district – Disang and Dikhou, flowing above the danger level mark.
The district administration has set up 11 relief camps and 5 relief distribution centres and around 1100 people have taken shelter in the relief camps.
Many other flood-affected villagers have taken shelter on roads or highlands.
A woman said that the flood waters had damaged all her household items.
“My house is completely submerged by flood waters. All household items have been damaged. The NDRF team has rescued us. I get nothing from the government so far,” the flood-affected woman said.
The National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF), and State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) teams are engaged in rescue operations in the flood-hit areas and have rescued 582 persons in the last 24 hours.
Four boats were employed in the rescue effort, according to NDRF staff.
The NDRF crew stated, “We hurried to the flood-affected area after receiving the information and have joined in the rescue effort.