GUWAHATI, Aug 3 - The flood situation in the State has shown signs of improvement with a continuous decline of affected population. On Monday, the flood-affected population came down from 8,54,235 to 3,88,914 within 24 hours even as in the same period the death toll increased to 110 with one fatality reported from Bongaigaon district.
But the situation is likely to deteriorate again as the Regional Meteorological Centre here has predicted heavy rainfall at isolated places of the State in the next 72 hours.
The daily flood bulletin of Assam State Disaster Management Authority stated that till Monday evening 494 villages under 35 revenue circles were reeling under floods in the districts of Dhemaji, Biswanath, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup (Metro), Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat and Sivasagar.
The Brahmaputra in Jorhat, Dhubri and Sonitpur districts, Dhansiri in Golaghat district, Jia Bharali in Sonitpur district and Kopili in Nagaon district were flowing above the danger level till this morning.
Moreover, flood waters continued to affect 32,028 hectares of cropland along with 1,20,497 big animals, 98,263 small animals and 1,65,538 poultry in the affected districts. Across the State, 7,181 flood-affected people are taking shelter in 39 relief camps.
In the past 24 hours, flood waters damaged a number of roads in Chirang, Barpeta and Kokrajhar districts. Incidents of flood-triggered erosion have also been reported from Chirang and Kokrajhar districts.