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Flash floods in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh: two dead, thousands affected

Incessant rainfall coupled with release of dam waters has resulted in flash floods and landslides in parts of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Deaths include a 22-year-old from Assam and a three-year-old from Arunachal Pradesh whose family was swept away by the floodwaters.

Assam flood situation worsens, toll rises to 43

Currently, 163 villages are under water across the state and 10,991 hectares of crop areas have been damaged, the ASDMA report said.


Slight improvement in Assam flood situation; death toll rises to 26

A total of 96,993 people in five districts were reeling under the impact of the flood, as against the 1.94 lakh people in six districts on Sunday.

Flood situation turns grim in Assam, two more districts affected

The deluge has so far claimed 24 lives.

How trains became temporary homes for Assam flood victims

The first wave of floods from unprecedented rain that started on June 14 left three Assam districts reeling. As thousands congregated seeking shelter, various railway stations across South Assam became islands of refuge.

Fresh floods hit Assam- more than 78,000 people affected

As many as 41,479 people were affected in Goalpara, followed by 29,594 in South Salmara.


Assam: Flood waters enter newer areas in Dhemaji district

The third wave of devastating flood has so far claimed the lives of 74 people across the state. With these, the total number of people losing their lives in this year's flood related incidents in Assam went up to 158, including eight in Guwahati.

Strategies to tackle urban flooding: On the table, plans to develop alerts, improve drainage

In the roadmap circulated to the state governments, the NDMA has asked the civic authorities to ensure regular cleaning of drains, mapping of water bodies, and creating a system to alert people about heavy rainfall forecasts as short-term measures to deal with flooding.

Lessons Mumbai didn’t learn

July 2005 deluge was followed by much planning, Tuesday shows city still cannot deal with heavy rain. Dozens of de-watering pumps for localised relief also suffered technical glitches, as conceded by the municipal commissioner.

Heavy rain in China may have caused Assam floods: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Asked about the India Meteorological Department's (IMD) press statements on August 17 and earlier that most of the sub-divisions of east and north-east India had received "excess" to "large excess" rainfall during the week, Sarma said, "That was a prediction, but the actual rainfall was normal."

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Assam floods submerge large parts of Kaziranga park, animals taken to safe places

The rain forced over 48,483 people to shift to 208 relief camps in 16 worse affected districts. Around 2,498 villages are presently under water and over 1.4 lakh hectare crop area has been affected.

Flood situation in Assam worsens, thousands shifted to relief camps

The overall flood situation in Assam worsened on Sunday with the death toll reaching 26 as the Brahmaputra, the Barak and several of its tributaries inundate over 1000 villages in 15 districts, affecting about five lakh people.


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Flood situation in Assam worsens, at least 13 dead

The Assam government on Monday (August 24) sought an interim relief of Rs 500 crore for relief, rehabilitation and repair works in flood-affected areas across the state.

Assam flood situation continues to remain grim

Over three lakh people have been affected in 42 revenue circles in 15 districts, with the ASDMA putting the number of people affected in Barpeta at over 91,000.

Assam floods: Thousands still reel under water in Goalpara district

The flood situation in Assam remained unchanged for the third consecutive day with the army continuing to be deployed for rescue and relief operations in addition to squads from the NDRF and SDRF.


Flood situation worsens in Assam, claims eight lives

Altogether eight people have died in heavy floods and landslides triggered by continuous rain for the last three days in Assam.

Over 12 lakh affected in Assam floods

Over 12 lakh people have been affected in floods in 16 districts of Assam. Many rivers, including the mighty Brahmaputra and its tributaries, continue to flow above the danger level.

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