Over 32,000 persons have been affected in the first wave of floods in Assam till Sunday, with the authorities shifting over 9,100 persons to 12 relief camps, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said.
Though the Brahmaputra was still flowing much below the danger level, several of its trbutaries have overflowed, inundating over 100 villages in 10 revenue circles in six districts – Kokrajhar, Dhemaji, Barpeta, Lakhimpur, Bongaigaon and Dhemaji. Twelve relief camps have been opened, all in Kokrajhar district, with over 9,100 persons taking shelter there.
ASDMA sources said nearly 1,000 hectares of crop area has been affected, while villagers have also lost poultry and some domestic animals. In Sonitpur district, Chatrong – a tributary of the Brahmaputra has caused extensive damage to embankments, while two bridges have been damaged in Bongaigaon district, sources said.