Photos: Assam floods impact two lakh people across seven districts

Updated On May 27, 2020 07:02 PM IST

Nearly two lakh people in seven districts in Assam have been affected by floods as incessant rain across much of the state worsened the situation on May 26. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 229 villages in 17 revenue circles of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Darrang, Nalbari, Goalpara, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia have been affected by floods. The situation in the region is likely to remain grim for the next few days with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issuing a red alert predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall in Assam and Meghalaya from May 26 to May 28.

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An Assam forest department office inundated due to flash floods at Boko in Kamrup on May 26. Nearly two lakh people in seven districts in Assam have been affected by floods as incessant rain across much of the state worsened the situation on yesterday. (ANI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 27, 2020 07:02 PM IST

An Assam forest department office inundated due to flash floods at Boko in Kamrup on May 26. Nearly two lakh people in seven districts in Assam have been affected by floods as incessant rain across much of the state worsened the situation on yesterday. (ANI)

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A portion of the Shangpung village and Pasyih-Garampani state highway connecting Assam gave way due to a landslide triggered by incessant rainfall at Jaintia Hills on May 27. A total of 1,94,916 people have been affected by floods and nearly 9,000 of them are taking shelter in 35 relief camps set up in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Goalpara and Tinsukia districts. (ANI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 27, 2020 07:02 PM IST

A portion of the Shangpung village and Pasyih-Garampani state highway connecting Assam gave way due to a landslide triggered by incessant rainfall at Jaintia Hills on May 27. A total of 1,94,916 people have been affected by floods and nearly 9,000 of them are taking shelter in 35 relief camps set up in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Goalpara and Tinsukia districts. (ANI)

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Houses seen submerged in flood water due to heavy rainfall at Bolbola on May 25. Most rivers in the state continue to remain in spate with the Jia Bharali and Brahmaputra flowing above the danger mark in Sonitpur and Nematighat (Jorhat), respectively. (ANI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 27, 2020 07:02 PM IST

Houses seen submerged in flood water due to heavy rainfall at Bolbola on May 25. Most rivers in the state continue to remain in spate with the Jia Bharali and Brahmaputra flowing above the danger mark in Sonitpur and Nematighat (Jorhat), respectively. (ANI)

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Women fish in the flood water with traditional fishing nets at Sukunia village in Kamrup district on May 26. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 229 villages in 17 revenue circles of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Darrang, Nalbari, Goalpara, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia have been affected by floods. (PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 27, 2020 07:02 PM IST

Women fish in the flood water with traditional fishing nets at Sukunia village in Kamrup district on May 26. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 229 villages in 17 revenue circles of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Darrang, Nalbari, Goalpara, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia have been affected by floods. (PTI)

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Villagers use a country boat to shift from a flooded locality following heavy rainfall at Bolbola in Goalapara district of Assam on May 25. The highest flood level for the Brahmaputra in the Jorhat stretch is 87.37 metres and the current level is 85.78 metres. In Jiabharali, the highest flood level is 78.5 metres and the current level is 77.36 metres, as reported by HT on May 26. (PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 27, 2020 07:02 PM IST

Villagers use a country boat to shift from a flooded locality following heavy rainfall at Bolbola in Goalapara district of Assam on May 25. The highest flood level for the Brahmaputra in the Jorhat stretch is 87.37 metres and the current level is 85.78 metres. In Jiabharali, the highest flood level is 78.5 metres and the current level is 77.36 metres, as reported by HT on May 26. (PTI)

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A man stands walks over a bridge damaged due to incessant rainfall at Dhamdhama in Nalbari district on May 26. (PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 27, 2020 07:02 PM IST

A man stands walks over a bridge damaged due to incessant rainfall at Dhamdhama in Nalbari district on May 26. (PTI)

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People outside their house in a flood-affected village in Nalbari district of Assam on May 26. A total of 1,007 hectares of crop area has been submerged due to flooding and around 16,500 domestic animals and poultry affected, ASDMA said. (PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 27, 2020 07:02 PM IST

People outside their house in a flood-affected village in Nalbari district of Assam on May 26. A total of 1,007 hectares of crop area has been submerged due to flooding and around 16,500 domestic animals and poultry affected, ASDMA said. (PTI)

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Villagers try to cross a road where the portion was washed away by flood water at Sukunia in Kamrup on May 26. Parts of Assam and neighbouring Meghalaya have been receiving extremely heavy rains since May 20 after super cyclone Amphan weakened. (ANI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 27, 2020 07:02 PM IST

Villagers try to cross a road where the portion was washed away by flood water at Sukunia in Kamrup on May 26. Parts of Assam and neighbouring Meghalaya have been receiving extremely heavy rains since May 20 after super cyclone Amphan weakened. (ANI)

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