Assam has been reeling under fresh floods following incessant rains over the last couple of days, affecting lakhs of people across 13 districts of the State. The flood situation worsened on Monday with nearly 3.18 lakh residents suffering due to the deluge, an official source said.
The affected districts include Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Kamrup, Morigaon, Hojai, Nagaon, Majuli, Jorhat, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, and West Karbi Anglong. Nagaon is the worst-hit district with 1.99 lakh affected people, while 36,400 are suffering in Morigaon and 25,100 in Kamrup, the report said.
Authorities are running relief camps and distribution centres in four districts, where 117 people have taken shelter, it said. Trouble mounts as the Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger level at Nimatighat in Jorhat district and Tezpur in Sonitpur. Road connectivity has been affected in Morigaon, Nagaon and West Karbi Anglong districts while 43 relief camps have been set up in three districts so far, the ASDMA said.