Dhubri flood
Views of flood affected Dhubri district. Image credit - Northeast Now

The overall flood situation of Assam’s Dhubri district has again turned worse after flood waters submerged new areas of Dhubri and Bilasipara sub-divisions.

The flood situation in the district deteriorated again following heavy rains during the past 48 hours.

In Bilasipara sub-division, nearly 500 people have so far been rescued and shifted to safer places during the rescue operation launched jointly by the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

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Over 400 villages of district are still under flood waters while more than 32,000 people of 8 blocks have taken shelter in different relief camps.

According to the Dhubri District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), the flood waters have submerged over hundred new villages in the district.

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Apart from Dhubri district, the flood waters have also submerged several new villages of neighbouring Kokrajhar district since July 23.

The water level of the river Brahmaputra at Dhubri is flowing above the danger level at 29.39 metres.

The danger level of river Brahmaputra in Dhubri is 28.62 metres.

The water resource department said the water level of river Brahmaputra is likely to increase.

The water level of river Gauranga at Bilasipara is also flowing above the danger level and the flood waters have inundated several new villages including the National Highway 31.

As precautionary measures, the district administration of Dhubri has restricted movement of heavy vehicles across the NH 31 near the Sankosh bridge in Bilasipara of Dhubri district.

Ananta Lal Gyani, deputy commissioner of Dhubri, visited the Bilasipara sub-division and took stock of the situation.

As per a DDMA report, nearly 16 important roads connecting the district have either been submerged or washed away in several places due to heavy flow of flood waters.

According to information, during the search and rescue operation, total 506 flood affected people have been rescued and shifted to safer places in Dhubri district.

Total 326 flood affected people including 73 males, 113 females and 140 children have been shifted from Abirkuthi and Futkibari to Simlabari.

A total of 73 flood affected people including 25 males, 30 females and 18 children have been shifted from Alengmari near Lokhiganj to LakIganj PWD Road.

A total of 59 marooned people including 12 males, 24 females and 23 children have been shifted from Namabarshi under Udmari Gaon Panchayat to Tilabarshi.

On the other hand, a total of 48 flood-hit people including 14 males, 14 females and 20 children have been shifted from Diabari and Hakama near Gaurang bridge to the NH-31 at Hakama.

Mukesh Kr Singh

Mukesh Kr Singh is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dhubri. He can be reached at: mkdhubri@gmail.com

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