GUWAHATI, Aug 26 - The overall flood situation in the State showed signs of further improvement today even as the Borjhar-based Regional Meteorology Centre (RMC) has forecast rainfall activities at most parts of the northeastern region in the coming days.
According to the RMC, most places in Assam and Meghalaya may experience rainfall activities in the next five days, with heavy rainfall at isolated places during the next three days. Arunachal Pradesh is also likely to see rainfall activities at many places today and on August 29 and 30, while Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura may experience heavy to very heavy rains at a few places in the next four days.
The flood bulletin issued by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) here this evening stated that 2,03,335 people in 408 villages under 17 revenue circles of Dhemaji, Barpeta, Chirang, Morigaon, Nagaon and Jorhat districts are still reeling under flood. With the report of a fresh flood-related death from South Salmara district, the total death toll during the second wave of flood that began on August 10, has shot up to 73. Thus the overall death toll during the flood season this year, which started on March 31, has shot up to 157.
Altogether 24,785 flood-hit people are still taking shelter in 56 relief camps of Chirang, Morigaon and Nagaon districts. A total crop area of 31,009 hectares is still under floodwaters in the districts of Dhemaji, Barpeta, Morigaon, Nagaon and Jorhat, the bulletin said.