Assam Flood: Water levels are falling, but more than Rs 220,000 are still affected
Flood conditions in Assam are showing signs of improvement, with water levels in most rivers continuing to recede, but more than Rs 220,000 have been affected across the state, officials said Monday.
However, officials said the situation in Silchar, the headquarters town of the Cachar district, remains harsh as some areas are still flooded.
Five deaths were reported on Sunday, and the state’s casualties increased to 126 after the other two went missing.
According to a preliminary report issued by the Assam State Disaster Management Agency (ASDMA), the total number of affected people fell to 22.21 Rak in 28 districts on Sunday, but was 25.10 Rak the day before.
The Kopiri, Barak and Kushiara rivers flow above dangerous levels.
In the town of Silchar, which has been submerged for more than a week, the Indian Air Force helicopter to provide relief to areas not yet reached by air to drop parcels of food, drinking water and other necessities. Efforts are continuing.