Photos: NDRF steps in to help Assam as floods affect more districts

Updated On Jul 13, 2020 06:36 PM IST

Incessant rainfall over the last week has increased water levels of Assam’s rivers. As a result, areas like Bongaigaon, Baksa, Kamurp Rural Rangia and Barpeta, are now experiencing floods like never before. The number of flood hit causalities has reached 44 in Assam. Collectively, nearly 13 lakh people in 24 districts have been affected so far. In the scheme of rescue operations, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has issued orders for each district to work with the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) to bring relief to the affected citizens with immediate effect.

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A man uses a country boat to move across a flooded locality in Assam’s Kamrup district on July 13. Incessant rainfall over the week in Assam has led rivers to overflow and caused unexpected flood occurrence in districts like Bongaigaon, Baksa, Kamurp Rural Rangia and Barpeta. (PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 13, 2020 06:36 PM IST

A man uses a country boat to move across a flooded locality in Assam’s Kamrup district on July 13. Incessant rainfall over the week in Assam has led rivers to overflow and caused unexpected flood occurrence in districts like Bongaigaon, Baksa, Kamurp Rural Rangia and Barpeta. (PTI)

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Villagers with their livestock take shelter on a road near the flood-hit Sildubi village in Assam on July 12. The flood situation in Assam has claimed a total of 44 lives so far according to a HT report, citing figures released by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) on July 12. (ANI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 13, 2020 06:36 PM IST

Villagers with their livestock take shelter on a road near the flood-hit Sildubi village in Assam on July 12. The flood situation in Assam has claimed a total of 44 lives so far according to a HT report, citing figures released by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) on July 12. (ANI)

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A wild deer rushes crosses the National Highway-37 road near the flood-hit Kaziranga National Park on July 12. Nearly 80% area of the park and tiger reserve in Assam spread over 430 sq. km has been inundated with flood waters. A total of 125 camps out of 223 at the Kaziranga National Park have been flooded due to the continuous rain spell, HT reported. (PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 13, 2020 06:36 PM IST

A wild deer rushes crosses the National Highway-37 road near the flood-hit Kaziranga National Park on July 12. Nearly 80% area of the park and tiger reserve in Assam spread over 430 sq. km has been inundated with flood waters. A total of 125 camps out of 223 at the Kaziranga National Park have been flooded due to the continuous rain spell, HT reported. (PTI)

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A flood affected family takes shelter at the doorstep of a shop at Manahkuchi in Kamrup district of Assam on July 12. As a result of rising water levels, houses have been inundated in the area, forcing residents to move to safety. (PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 13, 2020 06:36 PM IST

A flood affected family takes shelter at the doorstep of a shop at Manahkuchi in Kamrup district of Assam on July 12. As a result of rising water levels, houses have been inundated in the area, forcing residents to move to safety. (PTI)

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A man carries a LPG cylinder to a safer place in Morigaon on July 12. Chief minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal reviewed the flood situation in the state and directed the deputy commissioners to take the help of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) personnel for reaching out to affected people, reported PTI. (ANI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 13, 2020 06:36 PM IST

A man carries a LPG cylinder to a safer place in Morigaon on July 12. Chief minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal reviewed the flood situation in the state and directed the deputy commissioners to take the help of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) personnel for reaching out to affected people, reported PTI. (ANI)

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Villagers wade through a waterlogged street after their house were submerged, in Pathsala on July 12. Embankments, roads, bridges, culverts and other infrastructure have been damaged at various places in Lakhimpur, Biswanath and Dhemaji districts, thus affecting the pace of the rescue operations, the ASDMA told PTI. (PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 13, 2020 06:36 PM IST

Villagers wade through a waterlogged street after their house were submerged, in Pathsala on July 12. Embankments, roads, bridges, culverts and other infrastructure have been damaged at various places in Lakhimpur, Biswanath and Dhemaji districts, thus affecting the pace of the rescue operations, the ASDMA told PTI. (PTI)

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People standing on an embankment after part of it was washed away by floodwaters in Pathsala on July 12. Nearly 13 lakh people in 24 of the state’s 31 districts have been affected by floods HT reported, citing the ASDMA report. (PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 13, 2020 06:36 PM IST

People standing on an embankment after part of it was washed away by floodwaters in Pathsala on July 12. Nearly 13 lakh people in 24 of the state’s 31 districts have been affected by floods HT reported, citing the ASDMA report. (PTI)

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NDRF personnel rescue villagers in Pathsala on July 12. An NDRF official speaking to ANI said, “NDRF teams reached the site and evacuated 487 marooned villagers and transported them to safer places. Besides, teams are also assisting district administration in distribution of mask, screening inundated areas and maintained proper social distancing due to COVID-19 emergency.” (PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 13, 2020 06:36 PM IST

NDRF personnel rescue villagers in Pathsala on July 12. An NDRF official speaking to ANI said, “NDRF teams reached the site and evacuated 487 marooned villagers and transported them to safer places. Besides, teams are also assisting district administration in distribution of mask, screening inundated areas and maintained proper social distancing due to COVID-19 emergency.” (PTI)

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A man shifts cattle to a safer place from a flooded area in Kamrup district on July 13. Offering insight into the reach of rescue operations, a NDRF officer told PTI, “A total of 11 search and rescue teams of NDRF are pre-positioned deployed in Assam i.e. Jorhat, Bongaigaon, Kamrup Metro, Kamrup Rural, Baksa, Barpeta, Cachar, Sivasagar, Sonitpur, Dhemaji and Tinsukia.” (PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 13, 2020 06:36 PM IST

A man shifts cattle to a safer place from a flooded area in Kamrup district on July 13. Offering insight into the reach of rescue operations, a NDRF officer told PTI, “A total of 11 search and rescue teams of NDRF are pre-positioned deployed in Assam i.e. Jorhat, Bongaigaon, Kamrup Metro, Kamrup Rural, Baksa, Barpeta, Cachar, Sivasagar, Sonitpur, Dhemaji and Tinsukia.” (PTI)

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People walk through a flooded locality in Domdoma to safer places on July 13. According to a PTI report, Dhemaji, followed by Barpeta and Lakhimpur continue to be the worst flood affected districts so far. (PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 13, 2020 06:36 PM IST

People walk through a flooded locality in Domdoma to safer places on July 13. According to a PTI report, Dhemaji, followed by Barpeta and Lakhimpur continue to be the worst flood affected districts so far. (PTI)

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