MORIGAON, July 15 - The� overall flood situation in Morigaon district took a serious turn with the Brahmaputra and its three tributaries namely Kolong, Kopili and Kiling flowing above the danger level. The current wave of flood has affected over seven lakh people in the district. � According to a report of the District Disaster Management Authority, as many as 350 revenue villages under four revenue circles namely Lahorighat, Bhuragaon, Mayong and�Morigaon have been affected by the Brahmaputra and its tributaries. All the PWD roads connecting Morigaon district from Lahorighat, Bhuragaon and Mayong have been submerged by the flood water causing disruption of surface communication system. The Guwahati-Morigaon-Nagaon road was damaged by flood waters at Chandrapur, Mayong, Manoha, Jargaon and Jagi.
On July 13, one Lakhimi Deka was washed away by flood waters at Bhuragaon. The body of the woman is yet to be recovered. The standing sali crops measuring 37,936 hectares were totally damaged, an official source said. As many as 9,910 domestic animals died in the flood. The Morigaon district has opened 8,439 flood relief shelter camps in the district.
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, the main biodiversity centre of the district is now under flood water. The wild animals of the sanctuary are facing severe threats from the flood.
Jorhat Staff Correspondent adds: The number of villages submerged under three Revenue Circles � Jorhat East, Jorhat West and Teok � by flood water increased to 64 on Tuesday while the number of affected people went up to 51,811.
A Jorhat District Disaster Management Authority informed that the crop area under water has increased to 616.92 hectares.
The official said that one relief camp has been operating since Monday at Rajabari HS School and 25 relief distribution centres opened under the Teok Revenue Circle were distributing relief materials. Under the Jorhat West Revenue Circle, two relief distribution centres were functioning.
The number of big animals affected in the three revenue circles increased to 65995, small animals increased to 28894 while poultry affected too rose to 18620, the official stated. Eighty-one villages have been submerged in Majuli.
Meanwhile, the number of villages submerged by flood water in Majuli had gone up to 81 with a population of 55025.
A Majuli district administration official informed on Tuesday evening that though in the past two days the flood situation had slightly improved but overflow from Subansiri on Tuesday submerged several villages on the northern side of the Brahmaputra island.
The official said that 261 people were taking shelter at seven camps opened in the severely-hit areas of Majuli.
Our Mangaldai Correspondent adds: The flood situation in the Orang National Park and Tiger Reserve, has improved in the last 24 hours with the receding of water levels of Dhansiri and Pachnoi rivers. However, nearly 50 per cent of the National Park is still under flood waters.
�The flood water has started receding, which is a good sign for the Park. However, 18 camps are still under water. Forest staff have rescued two hog deer trapped in flood. But there is no report of any casualty of wild animals,� said BV Sandeep, DFO, Mangaldai Wildlife Division, while sharing information with this correspondent.
On the other hand, the overall flood situation has remained grim in the district on Wednesday. The district administration has notified three relief camps under the COVID-19 guidelines. �Although, in some areas water-level has started receding, yet the overall situation is still alarming. Nearly 69 villages are under water. We have notified relief camps as per COVID-19 rules in Mangaldai Govt HS, Town Girls� HS and Maharishi Vidya Mandir School campuses,� said Dipsikha Saikia, Circle Officer, Mangaldai.
Similarly, in the Sipajhar Revenue Circle, the flood situation has remained unchanged. Over 40,000 people have been affected by the current flood.