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Floods affect over 92,000 people in State

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GUWAHATI, April 25 - The overall flood situation in the State during this pre-monsoon period remained at what it was yesterday, even as the latest figures available with the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) here this evening, a population of over 92,000 of the State has been affected by the current wave of floods caused by intense rainfall activities.

According to the sources in the ASDMA, though there is a conspicuous cessation of rainfall activities in Assam, continuation of such activities in the upstream areas of the rivers in Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh has kept the overall flood situation unchanged.

The ASDMA said this evening that a population of around 92,729 has been affected by the current wave of floods in the six districts � Jorhat, Sivasagar, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Cachar and Charaideo. Over 4,905.49 hectares of crop area have been inundated by the flood waters. However, no confirmed report of any flood-related death has been reported from any part of the State.

As per the Central Water Commission (CWC), river Burhidihing is flowing above its danger level at Khowang, while river Desang is also flowing above its danger level at Nanglamuraghat.

In all, 7,412 people have been taking shelter in 40 relief camps in Sivasagar, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh and Charaideo districts.

Army, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) teams are engaged in search and rescue operations in the flood-hit areas of Charaideo district.

Relief materials have been distributed to the flood affected people in Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Charaideo districts.

Sources in the Borjhar-based Regional Meteorology Centre (RMC) here said this evening that the overall weather condition of the State improved today and this improvement in the State�s weather condition is expected to persist till April 27.

However, a trough is lying between the sub-Himalayan West Bengal and interior Odissa, across the Gangetic West Bengal, extending up to 0.9 km above the mean sea level. Its impact may result in rainfall activities at scattered places over the State on April 25, 26 and 27.

On the other hand, the overall weather condition may undergo a change on the night of April 28 or in the morning of April 29 with the resumption of rain or thundershower activities at many places over Assam and Meghalaya, said the RMC sources.

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Floods affect over 92,000 people in State

GUWAHATI, April 25 - The overall flood situation in the State during this pre-monsoon period remained at what it was yesterday, even as the latest figures available with the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) here this evening, a population of over 92,000 of the State has been affected by the current wave of floods caused by intense rainfall activities.

According to the sources in the ASDMA, though there is a conspicuous cessation of rainfall activities in Assam, continuation of such activities in the upstream areas of the rivers in Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh has kept the overall flood situation unchanged.

The ASDMA said this evening that a population of around 92,729 has been affected by the current wave of floods in the six districts � Jorhat, Sivasagar, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Cachar and Charaideo. Over 4,905.49 hectares of crop area have been inundated by the flood waters. However, no confirmed report of any flood-related death has been reported from any part of the State.

As per the Central Water Commission (CWC), river Burhidihing is flowing above its danger level at Khowang, while river Desang is also flowing above its danger level at Nanglamuraghat.

In all, 7,412 people have been taking shelter in 40 relief camps in Sivasagar, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh and Charaideo districts.

Army, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) teams are engaged in search and rescue operations in the flood-hit areas of Charaideo district.

Relief materials have been distributed to the flood affected people in Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Charaideo districts.

Sources in the Borjhar-based Regional Meteorology Centre (RMC) here said this evening that the overall weather condition of the State improved today and this improvement in the State�s weather condition is expected to persist till April 27.

However, a trough is lying between the sub-Himalayan West Bengal and interior Odissa, across the Gangetic West Bengal, extending up to 0.9 km above the mean sea level. Its impact may result in rainfall activities at scattered places over the State on April 25, 26 and 27.

On the other hand, the overall weather condition may undergo a change on the night of April 28 or in the morning of April 29 with the resumption of rain or thundershower activities at many places over Assam and Meghalaya, said the RMC sources.

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