GUWAHATI, July 26 - Water levels in all the flood-hit districts of the State are receding, as has been observed during the past 24 hours. However, the flood-related death toll during the current flood season rose to 81 today with five more cases of flood-caused deaths reported during the past 24 hours from four districts, said the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) here this evening.
As of today, a total number of 27,15,184 in 2,078 villages under 61 revenue circles of 17 districts of the State are reeling under floodwaters. The districts still facing the wrath of flood include Dhemaji, Darrang, Baksa, Barpeta, Nalbari, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup (M), Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat and Cachar, said the ASDMA.
At present, 768 relief camps are operational in the districts of Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Goalpara, Kamrup, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat and Jorhat districts.
They are together sheltering 1,58,896 flood-affected people. Altogether 161 relief distribution centres are also in operation in the districts of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Kamrup and Morigaon.
Five persons lost their lives due to flood in the districts of Baksa (2), Barpeta (1), Cachar (1) and Biswanath (1) in past 24 hours.