The third wave of floods in Assam has so far affected 2.25 lakh people of 219 villages in 9 districts.

According to the latest flood report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), a total of 213 villages in 13 revenue circles across 9 districts have been affected by floods.

Around 10,000 hectares of cropland have been inundated by floods waters, according to the flood report.

The affected districts are Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Nagaon, Morigaon, Nagaon, Majuli, West Karbi Anglong, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia.

The worst affected districts are Nagaon, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh and Morigaon.

So far a total of 43 relief camps have been set up to house the flood-affected people in the affected districts.

As per the report, around 40,000 domesticated animals have also affected due to the flood.

The river Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger level at Neamatighat in Jorhat and Sonitpur district while two of its tributaries, Jia Bharali and Kopili crossed the danger mark in northeastern Assam’s Sonitpur and Nagaon districts respectively.

According to reports, this year till the first week of August, devastating floods killed 118 people in 22 districts, while 26 others were killed in landslides since May 22.

Assam has witnessed 12% of excess rainfall (actual 1644.2 mm against normal 1464.9 mm) for the last four months.

In September, Assam recorded 46% of excess rainfall (actual 367 mm against normal 251.1 mm).

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