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Flood scene improves in State

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Aug 8 - The flood situation has improved considerably in most parts of the State with a rapid decline witnessed as far as the number of flood-affected population is concerned. The Regional Meteorological Centre here has, however, issued a warning forecasting heavy to very heavy rainfall at most places of Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh in the next 48 hours.

The daily flood bulletin of ASDMA stated that four districts � Dhemaji, Baksa, Kokrajhar and Morigaon � remain affected by floods. A total of 6,435 people remain affected till date, while 5,375 hectares of cropland in 98 villages under four revenue circles are still under water.

Meanwhile, the Brahmaputra was flowing above danger level in Jorhat district till this morning, said a Central Water Commission update.

In most of the affected districts, people made their way back to their homes from the relief camps. The ASDMA stated that only one relief camp is in active state in Dhemaji district where altogether 73 people are taking shelter.

Today, incidents of flood-triggered erosion were reported from Majuli district.

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