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Flood situation improving

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Aug 2 - The flood situation in the State has shown signs of improvement in several districts since Saturday, as a result of which the number of people affected by the deluge has come down from 10,62,764 to 8,54,235.

Even though the situation is improving, the Brahmaputra in Jorhat, Sonitpur and Dhubri, Dhansiri in Golaghat, Jia Bharali in Sonitpur, Kopili in Nagaon, Beki in Barpeta and Sankosh in Dhubri districts continue to flow above the danger level, as per the update by the Central Water Commission on Sunday.

Meanwhile, a flood-related case of a missing person was reported from Kokrajhar district.

The daily flood bulletin of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) stated that 1,087 villages under 49 revenue circles continue to reel under the deluge in 19 districts of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup (Metro), Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat and Sivasagar.

In the affected districts, 11,887 people are taking shelter in 93 relief camps. Across the State, floodwaters also affected 51,769.89 hectares of crop land along with 2, 69, 218 big animals, 1,39, 397 small animals and 2,82,725 poultry.

Till Sunday evening, Goalpara remains the worst-affected with 3,03,937 affected people in 206 villages.

Since Saturday, floodwaters have damaged a number of embankments in Bongaigaon district. A road in Morigaon district too was damaged on Sunday. Altogether, 18 camps in Kaziranga National Park are still submerged under the floodwaters.

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