Assam flood: Locals from Golaghat shifted to safer places, Sonowal says ready to extend help to those affected

Assam flood: CM Sarbananda Sonowal said, "Ready to extend as much possible assistance to those affected. Will do assessment and submit a report."

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 13, 2017 8:23 am
assam flood, assam floods, Sarbananda Sonowal, Assam rains, Kaziranga national park, Assam flooding, Majuli flood Assam flood: Areas in Assam inundated after incessant rains causing floods; visuals from Golaghat. (Source: ANI)

The death toll in Assam flood has risen to 44 even as several areas in the state remain inundated after incessant rains. Nearly 17 lakh people have been affected in at least 24 districts and over 31,000 people have been lodged in 234 relief camps in 15 of the 24 districts reeling under floods caused by rising water levels of the Brahmaputra, Barak  and several of its tributaries across the state. Meanwhile, earlier today, locals from Golaghat area have been shifted to safer places after massive inundation.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had visited Majuli-district and Kaziranga National park on Wednesday to review the situation. He said there was no shortage of funds to provide relief to the affected people. In a statement, Sonowal said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh have been regularly taking stock of the situation. Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju is visiting some of the flood-affected areas on Thursday,” he said. “Ready to extend as much possible assistance to those affected. Will do assessment and submit a report.” Also Read: Assam flood toll rises to 44, five more killed

Locals shifted to safer places after massive inundation in Assam following incessant rains causing floods. (Source: ANI)

Nearly 50 per cent of the area in Majuli and more than 73 per cent of Kaziranga National Park have been inundated.

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    Kushal Kumar
    Jul 15, 2017 at 7:32 am
    During July 2017 , fury of floods has assumed serious proportions, particularly in North-East and some parts of Rajasthan and Gujrat. This Vedic astrology writer had alerted for more care and appropriate strategy last year in October and November by saying that major worrisome concerns on account of massive floods and landslides followed by health hazards and epidemics were likely in India near about and during August-September 2017,in Rajasthan and Gujrat also. These alerts were indicated last year in article " 2017 - an opportune year for India with major worrisome concerns in February-March and August-September". It seems alert-predictions have been meaningful.
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