Heavy rainfall inundates roads, houses, and vehicles in northeastern India
Several places in northeastern India’s Assam flooded after heavy rainfall lashed the state.
The incident took place in Kampur town of the Nagaon district on May 18.
Visuals showed houses partially submerged in mud water. The daily necessities were being transported from one place to another by boat. People were seen traveling from one place to another on bamboo boats.
Locals carried things on their heads while moving. A man was seen sitting in a big metal container and moving forward with the help of two small plates. He was using the plates as an oar.
According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), more than 716,000 people have been affected due to the first wave of the flood. A total of 117,046 people are affected by the floods across 29 districts. Whereas, nine people have died in floods and landslides.
The Assam Cabinet today decided to introduce an emergency flight service between Silchar and Guwahati at the rate of Rs 3000 (USD 38.68), to mitigate the communication crisis due to floods and landslides in Dima Hasao and Barak Valley.
Furthermore, Assam Forest Department has built around 40 highlands for providing shelter to animals due to the ongoing floods in the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNPTR) and other national parks and wildlife sanctuaries of the state.
Minister for Environment and Forest, Parimal Suklabaidya said that his department is in a complete state of preparedness to rescue animals from the onslaught of ongoing floods in Kaziranga and other National Parks and wildlife sanctuaries.
The situation remains extremely grave in the worst-hit Dima Hasao district, with both rail and road links snapped due to flooding and landslides.