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Assam Flood Situation Becoming Worst – Indian Aif Force ready for the Rescue Operation

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A senior official in Indian Air Force stated,”We’re monitoring the situation and the assets for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) are kept on standby at crucial places and will be deployed according to requisition by State.”

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued red warning forecasting very heavy to extremely heavy storms in isolated places across sub-Himalayan West Bengal (North Bengal districts), Sikkim, Assam and Meghalaya. It has made prediction for heavy rains in North Bihar too.

Goalpara is your worst hit with more than 4.59 lakh people suffering, followed by Barpeta with more than 3.37 lakh individuals and Morigaon with around 3.35 lakh people. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) evacuated 56 people from flood-affected regions in Matia, Goalpara on Monday.Incessant rain since the past 3 days in the state has resulted in water levels increasing in the Brahmaputra and its tributary Krishnai river from the area.

“Loss of lives due to the floods in West Garo Hills, Meghalaya is quite disturbing. I have spoken to the Chief Minister, Sangma Conrad and assured him all possible assistance from the Central government. Nation stands resolutely with all the people of Meghalaya in these stressful times,” Shah tweeted.

Especially, the floods in Assam have affected 24 districts affecting over 24 lakh people and causing damages to 1,09,600.53 hectares of crop area at the state. According to the flooding situation report from the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) on Monday (July 2020), the increasing water levels has deluged a total of 2,254 villages. The area influenced by flood in Accordance with the ASDMA accounts includes – Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Darrang, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup Metropolitan, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Cachar districts.

It is thought that the heavy rains predicted beforehand may accentuate the present flooding conditions in Assam.

Amidst worsening floods in Assam and other North Eastern states, sources in the Indian Air Force have revealed that Eastern Air Command is monitoring the flood situation in the North Eastern countries carefully and has kept its resources such as helicopters including the Mi 17 and Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) on standby.

Today, Home Minister Amit Shah talked to Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma regarding the loss of lives due to floods in the nation.

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