GUWAHATI, Aug 21 - The overall flood situation in the State has improved further with the heavy rainfall activities being confined only to isolated places over the NE region during the past several days. According to the Borjhar-based Regional Meteorology Centre (RMC) here this evening, Assam-Meghalaya Meteorology Sub-division is not likely to experience heavy rainfall activities for the next five days from today.
Today, floodwaters have receded in 13 districts and the number of the districts still under floodwaters has come down to 12, said the official flood bulletin of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).
According to the bulletin, the death toll during the current wave of flood that started on August 10, has shot up to 70 today. With this, the total flood-related death toll this year has gone up to 154. During the current wave of flood, Morigaon so far recorded 14 flood-related cases of death, which is so far the highest number of flood-caused loss of human lives in the State during the second wave of flood.
This is followed by Kokrajhar and Dhubri, with each of them reporting 10 such cases, while Bongaigaon reported seven such cases and Dhemaji reported five such cases during the second wave.
Darrang reported four such cases, Nagaon reported three such cases and each of Biswanath, Nalbari, Barpeta, South Salmara, Kamrup and Golaghat reported two such cases, while each of Lakhimpur, Sonitpur, Baksa, Goalpara and Dibrugarh reported one such cases during the second wave of flood, said the ASDMA flood bulletin.