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Assam floods: 117 dead, 10 more dead, and dire conditions in Silchar

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Assam floods: 117 dead, 10 more dead, and dire conditions in Silchar

The disastrous floods in Assam claimed the lives of 117 people in total, including four children. According to government estimates, 33.03 lakh people in 28 districts of Assam have been affected by the flooding, and Silchar town in the Cachar district has been underwater for five days in a row.

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma declared on Thursday that extra Army columns would be sent to Silchar to evacuate marooned persons after conducting an aerial inspection of the town.

According to the report of the Assam State Management Disaster Authority, a population of 45.34 lakh people in 30 districts have been impacted by the flood (ASDMA). As water levels in most of the rivers dropped, the state’s flood situation slightly improved.

In order to map the extent of the flooding and deliver relief supplies to inaccessible places, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) has sent two drones to the badly devastated Silchar town of the Cachar district. A unit of the Army from Dimapur in Nagaland and eight NDRF teams from Itanagar and Bhubaneswar have all been stationed in Silchar.

As various areas under Assam’s Nagaon district continue to be under water, people have sought refuge on embankments and roadways.In particular, Cachar and the other two districts in the Barak Valley have received increased support from the state government, according to a statement. Rescue and relief efforts are being assisted by the Indian Army, members of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), Fire & Emergency Services (F&ES), Assam Police, as well as other volunteers.

With severe droughts in Italy , heavy Floods in Assam humanity is facing the true adverse effects of climate change . The action needs to be taken by not just the formation of policies and a handful of summits and seminars , everyone needs to work at the ground level .

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