Guwahati, July 11: The situation has worsened in Northeast India as the floods have claimed over 33 lives so far. Heavy rains have wreaked havoc in some parts of the Northeast including Assam, Manipur and some cities in North Tripura. The Northeastern states have been hit by floods, landslides and other rain-related natural calamities, with major loss of life and property.Also Read - Red Alert in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh. Heavy Rainfall Predicted Till November End
The Kaziranga National Park, which is located in Golaghat and Nagaon districts in the state of Assam, has also been affected by the flood and most of it was inundated. While wild animals were straying into higher ground, six hog deers have died due to floods hitting the National Park. Also Read - Incessant Rain, Crop Damage and Fuel Price: Why Vegetable Prices Are Scaring Aam Admi Across India?
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Floods and landslides have caused dozens of casualties in Northeastern parts of the country. Several parts of Assam have been witnessing heavy to very heavy rain and thundershower since the past few days. Over 2,000 villages in 20 districts of Assam have been affected by the floods so far.
According to Skymet Weather, in the span of last 24 hours from 8:30 am on Sunday, North Lakhimpur recorded 143.2 mm of rain, Golaghat 56.8 mm, Guwahati 53.8 mm, Jorhat 43.2 mm, Tinsukia 22 mm, Dibrugarh 19 mm, Tezpur and Dhubri 12.6 mm, Silchar 11.6 mm, Goalpara 8.6 mm, Mazbat 5.4 mm and Lumding 0.4 mm.
According to the Skymet, moderate winds are blowing from the Bay of Bengal, which are increasing the moisture incursion over western parts of Assam. Due to this, Monsoon will remain vigorous over the region and moderate rain with few heavy spells may continue to occur at many places over West Assam during the next 24 to 48 hours.