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Guwahati, July 13, 2019:

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The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) has revealed that as of 13 July 2019, a total 2,168 number of villages in 80 revenue circles of 25 districts, i.e, Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darrang, Baksa, Barpeta, Nalbari, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Goalpara, Morigaon, Hojai, Nagaon, Golaghat, Majuli, Jorhat, Sibsagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, West Karbi Anglong, Kamrup, Cachar and Dhubri districts of Assam have been affected in the Second wave of flood.

Moreover, one person has lost the life due to flood in the district of Dhemaji in the last 24 hours, taking the overall flood-related death toll to 7.

So far, a total of 14,06,711 people have been affected in the recent wave of
flood in the 25 districts.

River Brahmaputra in Jorhat, Sonitpur, Kamrup, Goalpara and Dhubri districts, Burhidehing
in Dibrugarh, Subansiri in Lakhimpur, Dhansiri in Golaghat, Jia Bharali in Sonitpur, Kopili in
Nagaon, Puthimari in Kamrup, Beki River in Barpeta, Barak in Cachar and Karimganj,
Katakhal in Hailakandi and Kushiyara in Karimganj districts are flowing above danger level.

The NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) and SDRF (State Disaster Response Force) teams have been pressed into service in the flood affected areas for search and rescue operations.

At present, 62 Relief Camps are operational in Biswanath, Sonitpur, Baksa,
Nalbari, Chirang Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Hojai, Golaghat, Majuli, Jorhat, Dibrugarh
and Tinsukia with 20,047 inmates, and 172 Relief Distribution Centres are operational in the districts of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Darrang, Nalbari, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Kamrup, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Majuli, Jorhat, Hojai and Tinsukia districts.

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