India – 60,000 Affected in First Wave of Assam Flooding This Year

Several rivers in the Indian state of Assam have reached danger levels, affecting around 60,000 people from the 3 districts of Lakhimpur, Karimganj and Darrang.

Assam State Disaster Management Agency (ASDMA) reported on 05 June, 2017, that 113 people have been forced from their homes and are staying in a temporary camp in Lakhimpur.

ASDMA aslo reported that several rivers were above the danger mark, including: Brahmaputra at Nematighat (Jorhat district), Kopili at Kampur, (Nagaon), Barak at Badarpurghat (Karimganj), Katakhal at Matizuri (Haiakandi) and Kushiyara at Karimganj (Karimganj). (See river levels data below)

Assam is one of India’s most flood prone states and invariably sees flooding during this time of year as monsoon rains increase levels of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries. See all reports and articles on floods in Assam here.

Assam floods, 30 July 2016

Flood Summary

Last updated: June 5, 2017
Event
Assam, India, June 2017
Date
June 4, 2017
Type
River flood
Cause
Long-term rainfall

Locations

A - Lakhimpur, Assam, India
B - Karimganj, Assam, India
C - Darrang

Magnitude

River level
15.72 metres
Kushiyara at Karimganj - June 5 to June 5, 2017
Warning level: 13.94 Danger level: 14.94 Highest Flood Level(HFL): 16.57
River level
21.9 metres
Katakhal at Annapurnaghat - June 5 to June 5, 2017
Warning level: 19.27 Danger level: 20.27 Highest Flood Level(HFL): 22.73
River level
64.78 metres
Brahmaputra at Kampur - June 5 to June 5, 2017
Warning level: 64.23 Danger level: 65.23 Highest Flood Level(HFL): 66.59

Damages

Affected
60,000
June 4 to June 5, 2017
Evacuated
113 people
Lakhimpur - June 4 to June 5, 2017

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