India: Floods in Assam

During the night of Sunday the 5 August 2018, the state of Assam in India,  witnessed severe rains which have substantially increased the level of water flow in the rivers and the rivers breaking their banks. This has led to flash floods in some districts of Assam and  destroyed the normal life of the people. The floods have created widespread damage to houses, fields and livelihoods and affecting thousands of people. These floods are exacerbating the recent floods which affected Golaghat, Lakhimpur, Udalguri, Barpeta, Morigaoan and Hojai, districts in Assam. The floods have affected 6 Revenue Circles, 110 Villages, 6855 Acres of agricultural land and forests. It has been reported that  81,269 people have been affected. 20651 people took shelter in 109 relief camps. The loss of human life stands at 46 Number so far since the first wave of floods.

Assam Flood Alert