With moderate shower in the morning hours followed by incessant drizzling till noon, the overall flood situation in Darrang district has deteriorated over the last twenty four hours on Monday.
As per an official report, the number of affected villages, which was recorded at 86 in the district on Sunday, almost doubled on Monday.
According to additional deputy commissioner Kulen Sarma, a total of 1,74,708 people in 158 villages have been affected by the flood waters in the district.
Sarma also informed that the district administration has opened up five relief camps to provide shelter to about 3,000 flood affected persons.
The district administration has also provided relief materials to the flood affected villagers while the veterinary department has been providing cattle feed to the pet animals.
Meanwhile, following the breach of the embankment of river Noa at Nagarbahi area near Mangaldai, the second wave of flood has created havoc even in several areas of Mangaldai town.
For the first time at Mangaldai, the district headquarters of Darrang, the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) men were placed into action for rescue operation in Milanpur area and part of Ward No 10.
The rising flood waters of river Noa have submerged areas in Milanpur up to waist deep causing damage to property.
The Upahupara near Mangaldai College has also been affected by the flood waters.
The Mangaldai Mazikuchi Road and MPK Road have been submerged by flood waters in several places while the MB Road at Kalaigaon has also been affected.
Flood waters have also submerged some parts of Mangaldai Bazar on Monday evening.
Mangaldai legislator Guru Jyoti Das was seen supervising the relief and rescue operations and visiting the affected areas in and around Mangaldai on Monday.