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Sunday, January 23, 2022

    Along With COVID-19, Assam Gets Hit By Flood

    More than 2.71 lakh people have been affected during the first wave of the flood

    Alongside the COVID-19 pandemic, Assam is now facing the issue of floods with nearly 11 districts being affected and one death.

    As per ASDMA, till Wednesday evening there were 11 districts in the state being affected by the flood with nearly 2.71 lakh people becoming victims of the flood.

    Out the total district, Goalpara seems to be the worst hit with more than 2.15 lakh people affected while Nalbari is the second worst-hit district with nearly 22 thousand people affected. Nagaon’s Kampur area too seems to be hit by the flood with almost 11 thousand persons affected.

    In order to keep the people safe from the flood, the government has set up 57 relief camps across the state with 16,720 inmates being lodged. New camps are also being set up as the worst of the flood is yet to come.

    A total number of animals affected by the flood stands at 53,681 but till date, no reports of animals being washed away in the floods have been reported.

    Keeping the upcoming situation in mind, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has directed the Power Department to take necessary measures to prevent incidences of electrocution in flood-affected areas of the State.

    He also asked the department to assess the condition of all transformers, electric poles and transmission lines and repair the same at the earliest to stop the possibility of any untoward incident.

    CM Sonowal reviewing flood situation directed officials for ensuring all COVID-19 protocols like social distancing, hand washing, wearing of masks etc. at the flood relief camps so that community spread of COVID-19 cases can be contained during the flood season.


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