Guwahati, June 6: Assam on Tuesday was hit severely by the floods compelling to migrate 59 thousand families from the flooded districts of Lakhimpur, Karimganj and Darrang districts. The floods may expand its area after the Monsoon may reach the state in next fifteen days. Cyclone Mora too affected the region by devastating scores of homes last days.Also Read - Good News for Travellers: Assam Reopens Kaziranga And Other Wildlife Tourist Spots For Visitors
According to a report by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 1,01,809 people are reeling under the floods in the two districts, where 140 villages are under water. The calamity has damaged crops in 385.67 hectares of land. Also Read - Viral Video: Over 20 Rhinos 'Chilling' at Kaziranga National Park During Lockdown | Watch
Karimganj is the worst affected with over 97,000 people affected by the flood, while more than 4,500 people were hit in Lakhimpur, the report said. The authorities opened a relief camp, where about 113 people are taking shelter. A total of 130 relief distribution points have also been set up. Also Read - Vulnerable Wildlife at Risk As 116 Animals Including 11 Rhinos Dead in Assam's Flooded Kaziranga Park
Dhansiri river is flowing above the danger mark at Numaligarh in Golaghat, Barak river at Badarpurghat in Karimganj, Katakhal river at Matizuri in Hailakandi and Kushiyara river at Karimganj town are flowing above the normal level, they added.
The rains in the North-Eastern state may worsen the situation. Kaziranga National Park is also a matter of concern. Last year, Many animals including endangered Rhinoceros were found dead after the floods hit the state. Over lakh people have been affected by floods in Assam where 140 villages are under water while four children were killed in a lightning strike in Jharkhand even as heat wave conditions persisted in most parts of the country.
(With inputs from PTI)