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Flood waters receding in Hailakandi district

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HAILAKANDI, July 1 - Flood waters in Hailakandi district have by and large receded, barring some low-lying areas under Algapur Revenue Circle.

A flood bulletin released by the District Disaster Management Authority today revealed that flood waters have receded in most parts of the district, except in low- lying areas under Algapur Revenue Circle.

All the relief camps have been closed down with the inmates going back to their homes. Only one medical team is being deployed.

The administration is now focused on making on-the-spot assessment of the dwelling units damaged, fully and partially, under the four revenue circles.

Deputy Commissioner Adil Khan visited the affected areas to inspect the damaged infrastructure, including breached embankments and directed the departments concerned to submit damage estimates as per SDRF and Assam State Disaster Manual norms.

Several major departments submitted damage estimate reports in the last DDMA meeting on Tuesday.

�Once the assessment report of houses damaged is submitted along with plan estimates of few departments, we can send the total losses suffered by the district due to the deluge to Dispur within a week for necessary funds for restoration of damaged infrastructure and rehabilitation of the affected people,� said District Development Commissioner FR Laskar.

Laskar, who is incharge of Elementary Education, disclosed that 458 lower and upper primary schools were fully, or in some cases partially affected by the deluge.

Over 3 lakh people in 235 villages were adversely hit during the first wave of floods, even as two persons lost their lives.

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Flood waters receding in Hailakandi district

HAILAKANDI, July 1 - Flood waters in Hailakandi district have by and large receded, barring some low-lying areas under Algapur Revenue Circle.

A flood bulletin released by the District Disaster Management Authority today revealed that flood waters have receded in most parts of the district, except in low- lying areas under Algapur Revenue Circle.

All the relief camps have been closed down with the inmates going back to their homes. Only one medical team is being deployed.

The administration is now focused on making on-the-spot assessment of the dwelling units damaged, fully and partially, under the four revenue circles.

Deputy Commissioner Adil Khan visited the affected areas to inspect the damaged infrastructure, including breached embankments and directed the departments concerned to submit damage estimates as per SDRF and Assam State Disaster Manual norms.

Several major departments submitted damage estimate reports in the last DDMA meeting on Tuesday.

�Once the assessment report of houses damaged is submitted along with plan estimates of few departments, we can send the total losses suffered by the district due to the deluge to Dispur within a week for necessary funds for restoration of damaged infrastructure and rehabilitation of the affected people,� said District Development Commissioner FR Laskar.

Laskar, who is incharge of Elementary Education, disclosed that 458 lower and upper primary schools were fully, or in some cases partially affected by the deluge.

Over 3 lakh people in 235 villages were adversely hit during the first wave of floods, even as two persons lost their lives.

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