Assam floods

  • Assam flood situation improves further, 1.35 lakh still hit
    Guwahati, October 4 (IANS): Assam has seen a significant improvement in its flood situation in the past one week, though 1.35 lakh people in 315 villages of three districts are still affected, officials said on Sunday. Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) officials said that 98,427 people in Nagaon, 29,422 in Morigaon and 7,225 people in Goalpara districts are still affected. The ASDMA said that in the ongoing third wave of floods, besides the low-lying areas, around
  • Floods hit 1.79 lakh people in Assam, one dies
    Guwahati, September 26 (IANS): After over a month-and-a-half, fresh floods in five Assam districts have affected 1.79 lakh people besides killing one person, officials of Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said on Saturday. The ASDMA official said that in the third wave of floods around 1.79 lakh people were affected in 155 villages on Saturday while one person died in Nagaon district. The person drowned in the floodwater at Kampur in central Assam's Nagaon dis
  • Flood water recedes in Assam, 11 lakh still distressed
    Guwahati, Augùst 1 (IANS) With the flood water receding in most affected districts, Assam flood situation further improved significantly on Saturday, officials said. According to officials, of the 11 lakh affected people in 20 of the 33 districts, 8.30 lakh are in the state's six western districts -- Goalpara (340,515), Morigaon (173,364), Bongaigaon (115,864), Barpeta (61,236), Golaghat (41,857), Dhubri (38,448) and in eastern district of Lakhimpur (58,891). India Met
  • Assam flood situation improves but 12L people still in distress
    Guwahati, July 30 (IANS) The overall flood situation in Assam improved considerably during the past one week, even as one more person died in Morigaon district on Thursday taking the death toll to 108, officials said. India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials said that the let-up in the monsoon rains since last Friday has made the flood situation better. The officials expected that it will improve further in the coming days. Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA)
  • Bihar floods: 10 dead in deluge, over 10 lakh affected; 22 NDRF teams deployed
    New Delhi, July 26 (ANI):  As many as 10 people lost their lives in the Bihar floods as heavy rains lash the state. Over 10 Lakh people have been affected in ten districts across the state, and nearly 16,000 others have been shifted to shelter homes. Now, floodwater has entered Darbhanga-Samastipur main road connecting both districts near Dilahi village here creating traffic issues on the stretch. According to the department, 22 teams of the National Disaster Response For
  • Floods kill scores in India's tea-growing Assam; nine rhinos drown
    GUWAHATI,India, July 20 (Reuters) - Intense rain and floods in the Indian state of Assam have killed at least 84 people and displaced more than 2.75 million since May, authorities said on Monday, as they tried to collect the bodies of nine rare rhinos drowned in the past 10 days.   Rescue teams were facing a double challenge of rising flood waters amid the novel coronavirus as villagers driven from their homes huddle in shelters.   "It's hard to enfo
  • Floods ravage eastern India as coronavirus infections surge
    Monsoon floods force more than a million people into makeshift shelters despite the risk of coronavirus   GUWAHATI, India, July 16 (Reuters) - Monsoon floods have swamped large parts of India's densely populated eastern states, forcing more than a million people into makeshift shelters despite the risk of coronavirus, senior officials said on Thursday.   Torrential annual rains are crucial for agriculture in South Asia, but this year India is also grappling with