GUWAHATI, July 26 - The overall flood situation in the State today worsened further with the number of affected people shooting up to 15,70,571. The current wave of flood has taken a toll of two human lives, one each in Mayong and Lakhimpur Revenue Circles. Altogether 19 districts have been affected by the current wave of flood and out of them the worst-affected are � Lakhimpur, Golaghat, Jorhat, Dhemaji, Barpeta, Bongaigaon and Dhubri, in each of which over one lakh people have been affected, said the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) in its evening flood bulletin issued here today.
A total 1,27,786 people are taking shelter in 322 relief camps and 60 relief distribution centres have been set up by the authorities for temporarily housing the flood-hit people.
The ASDMA bulletin said that the Brahmaputra is flowing above its danger levels (DLs) at Dibrugarh, Neamatighat, Tezpur, Guwahati, Goalpara and Dhubri, while the Burhidihing is flowing above its DL at Khowang, Subansiri is flowing above its DL at Badatighat, Dhansiri (South) is flowing above its DL at Numaligarh, Jia Bharali is flowing above its DL at NT Road Crossing, Puthimari is flowing above its DL at NH Road Crossing, Beki is flowing above its DL at Road Bridge and the Sankosh is flowing above its DL at Golakganj.
In all 2,653 villages under 71 revenue circles have been affected by the current wave of flood, which has also damaged a total crop area of 1,37,041.08 hectares.
NDRF, SDRF and Army have rescued 362 marooned people in Bongaigaon district, while NDRF rescued 146 marooned people in Kokrajhar district, SDRF and NDRF rescued 2,300 people in Barpeta district, SDRF rescued 80 people in Dibrugarh district, SDRF and NDRF rescued 34 people in Tinsukia district, and SDRF rescued 600 people in Biswanath district.