Food Stocks Running Out, Hundreds Await Rescue In Flood-Hit Assam Villages

Food Stocks Running Out, Hundreds Await Rescue In Flood-Hit Assam Villages

Food Stocks Running Out, Hundreds Await Rescue In Flood-Hit Assam Villages.
Amid rising flood waters in Assam, the challenge for the government is to fast track its rescue and relief operations.


Result of flood in assam

  • More than 15 thousand people have been directly affected by this flood.
  • The number of affected people has reached 4,03,352 across 26 districts
  • Rail and road links to Barak Valley and Dima Hasao district were snapped after heavy landslides
  • Cachar is the worst-hit district with 96,697 affected people
  • The area is completely submerged by an overflowing Kopili river and water released from the Barapani dam in neighbouring Meghalaya.
  • Hundreds of families find themselves marooned as the excess water submerged village after village.
  • Many are left without cropland, without grains ,money and even a country boat to go to safer places, all they are waiting for is government help to reach them.

Rescue missions on going

  • Nagaon and adjoining Hojai districts have been the focus of rescue operations, involving the Army, NDRF and state forces.
  • In many areas, locals are trying to rescue marooned people without any outside help.
  • Locals are trying to rescue people even at the dead of the night.
  • In Dima Hasao, there's a sense of slight relief with the internet back, and Air Force sorties bringing essential supplies and airlifting stranded villagers.
  • The main link road is now partially open to traffic but it's still a long journey back normalcy.

It's the first time in many years that a massive flood has come this way.