Skip to main content
Sabrang
Sabrang
India

101 die in Assam floods, say ASDMA on Thursday

Silchar town still in deep waters, submerged in water for four days

Sabrangindia 23 Jun 2022

Flood in Assam

The flood situation in Assam remained grim by June 23, 2022 across the border in Bangladesh. Reports from syndicated feed said that over 54.5 lakh people are still affected and 12 more deaths have been reported. This brings the death toll caused by floods to 101 deaths since mid-May.

Brahmaputra and Barak rivers and their tributaries continue to flood most districts and with vast tracts of land inundated in 32 out of 35 districts. Overall, 54,57,601 people were affected across districts. While the water has receded in some areas, the Silchar region is still a point of concern.

Particularly, Barak Valley districts like Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj were severely hit by the rising water of Barak and Kushiara rivers. According to early reports, the Silchar town has been submerged for the last four days due to a breach in an embankment.

Flood in Assam

Flood in Assam

Flood in Assam

Flood in Assam

So far, 3,658 persons were evacuated using 276 boats by the National and State Disaster Response Forces and other agencies. More than 14,500 people who were marooned during this predicament have been rescued by the NDRF in 12 flood-affected districts.

While the NDRF’s first Battalion Disaster Response Force deployed over 70 boats and 400 men in the heavily flooded districts, eight more teams from other battalions with 207 personnel were airlifted to Silchar since June 21. Rescue and relief operations are being conducted by NDRF in Kamrup, Kamrup Rural, Bongaigaon, Barpeta, Bajali, Hojai, Nalbari, Darang, Tamulpur, Nagaon, Udalguri, and Cachar.

Moreover, the Central Water Commission (CWC) bulletin said the Kopili river is flowing above the danger level at Kampur in Nagaon district, Disang river in Sivasagar, Brahmaputra at Nimatighat, Tezpur, Goalpara and Dhubri, Barak river at Karimganj, Cachar and Hailakandi district and Kushiara at Karimganj.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) on Thursday, the worst affected districts are Barpeta where 11,29,390 people are affected, followed by Kamrup with 7,89,496 people, Dhubri with 5,97,153 people and Nagaon with 5,03,450 people.

Urban flooding was reported from Cachar, Darrang, Goalpara, Karimganj and Morigaon. Landslides were reported from Bethany village in Dima Hasao district and 19 houses were damaged at various locations at Barthal in Karimganj. Large scale erosion was also reported from Baksa, Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Morigaon, Nalbari and Udalguri, said the ASDMA.

Related:

CJP Assam Team perseveres despite heavy rains, floods and landslides
CJP strengthens commitment to our fellow Indians in Assam in 2021
800 kms, 5 districts: CJP goes the extra mile to locate detention camp inmate’s family
Empowering Assam: CJP goes above and beyond the call of duty

101 die in Assam floods, say ASDMA on Thursday

Silchar town still in deep waters, submerged in water for four days

Flood in Assam

The flood situation in Assam remained grim by June 23, 2022 across the border in Bangladesh. Reports from syndicated feed said that over 54.5 lakh people are still affected and 12 more deaths have been reported. This brings the death toll caused by floods to 101 deaths since mid-May.

Brahmaputra and Barak rivers and their tributaries continue to flood most districts and with vast tracts of land inundated in 32 out of 35 districts. Overall, 54,57,601 people were affected across districts. While the water has receded in some areas, the Silchar region is still a point of concern.

Particularly, Barak Valley districts like Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj were severely hit by the rising water of Barak and Kushiara rivers. According to early reports, the Silchar town has been submerged for the last four days due to a breach in an embankment.

Flood in Assam

Flood in Assam

Flood in Assam

Flood in Assam

So far, 3,658 persons were evacuated using 276 boats by the National and State Disaster Response Forces and other agencies. More than 14,500 people who were marooned during this predicament have been rescued by the NDRF in 12 flood-affected districts.

While the NDRF’s first Battalion Disaster Response Force deployed over 70 boats and 400 men in the heavily flooded districts, eight more teams from other battalions with 207 personnel were airlifted to Silchar since June 21. Rescue and relief operations are being conducted by NDRF in Kamrup, Kamrup Rural, Bongaigaon, Barpeta, Bajali, Hojai, Nalbari, Darang, Tamulpur, Nagaon, Udalguri, and Cachar.

Moreover, the Central Water Commission (CWC) bulletin said the Kopili river is flowing above the danger level at Kampur in Nagaon district, Disang river in Sivasagar, Brahmaputra at Nimatighat, Tezpur, Goalpara and Dhubri, Barak river at Karimganj, Cachar and Hailakandi district and Kushiara at Karimganj.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) on Thursday, the worst affected districts are Barpeta where 11,29,390 people are affected, followed by Kamrup with 7,89,496 people, Dhubri with 5,97,153 people and Nagaon with 5,03,450 people.

Urban flooding was reported from Cachar, Darrang, Goalpara, Karimganj and Morigaon. Landslides were reported from Bethany village in Dima Hasao district and 19 houses were damaged at various locations at Barthal in Karimganj. Large scale erosion was also reported from Baksa, Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Morigaon, Nalbari and Udalguri, said the ASDMA.

Related:

CJP Assam Team perseveres despite heavy rains, floods and landslides
CJP strengthens commitment to our fellow Indians in Assam in 2021
800 kms, 5 districts: CJP goes the extra mile to locate detention camp inmate’s family
Empowering Assam: CJP goes above and beyond the call of duty

Related Articles

Sunday

03

Jan

Pan-India

Saturday

05

Dec

05 pm onwards

Rise in Rage!

North Gate, JNU campus

Thursday

26

Nov

10 am onwards

Delhi Chalo

Pan India

Theme

Stop Hate

Hate and Harmony in 2021

A recap of all that transpired across India in terms of hate speech and even outright hate crimes, as well as the persecution of those who dared to speak up against hate. This disturbing harvest of hate should now push us to do more to forge harmony.
Taliban 2021

Taliban in Afghanistan: A look back

Communalism Combat had taken a deep dive into the lives of people of Afghanistan under the Taliban regime. Here we reproduce some of our archives documenting the plight of hapless Afghanis, especially women, who suffered the most under the hardline regime.
2020

Milestones 2020

In the year devastated by the Covid 19 Pandemic, India witnessed apathy against some of its most marginalised people and vilification of dissenters by powerful state and non state actors. As 2020 draws to a close, and hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers continue their protest in the bitter North Indian cold. Read how Indians resisted all attempts to snatch away fundamental and constitutional freedoms.
Migrant Diaries

Migrant Diaries

The 2020 COVID pandemic brought to fore the dismal lives that our migrant workers lead. Read these heartbreaking stories of how they lived before the pandemic, how the lockdown changed their lives and what they’re doing now.

Campaigns

Sunday

03

Jan

Pan-India

Saturday

05

Dec

05 pm onwards

Rise in Rage!

North Gate, JNU campus

Thursday

26

Nov

10 am onwards

Delhi Chalo

Pan India

IN FACT

Analysis

Stop Hate

Hate and Harmony in 2021

A recap of all that transpired across India in terms of hate speech and even outright hate crimes, as well as the persecution of those who dared to speak up against hate. This disturbing harvest of hate should now push us to do more to forge harmony.
Taliban 2021

Taliban in Afghanistan: A look back

Communalism Combat had taken a deep dive into the lives of people of Afghanistan under the Taliban regime. Here we reproduce some of our archives documenting the plight of hapless Afghanis, especially women, who suffered the most under the hardline regime.
2020

Milestones 2020

In the year devastated by the Covid 19 Pandemic, India witnessed apathy against some of its most marginalised people and vilification of dissenters by powerful state and non state actors. As 2020 draws to a close, and hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers continue their protest in the bitter North Indian cold. Read how Indians resisted all attempts to snatch away fundamental and constitutional freedoms.
Migrant Diaries

Migrant Diaries

The 2020 COVID pandemic brought to fore the dismal lives that our migrant workers lead. Read these heartbreaking stories of how they lived before the pandemic, how the lockdown changed their lives and what they’re doing now.

Archives