Nearly 100,000 in Relief Camps After Assam Floods


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Assam’s State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) said on Saturday 23 August 2014 that nearly 100,000 people are currently living in relief camps after being displaced by flooding in the state.

15 districts are still affected by the flooding which began around 17 August 2014 when several rivers in the state, especially the Brahmaputra, flooded after heavy monsoon rainfall. Seven people have since died in the floods.

The worst affected district are Lakhimpur, Dhubri, Nalbari, Golaghat, Barpeta and Morigaon, although the flood water has recently shown signs of receding in Dhubri, and also Kokrajhar and Karbi Anglong districts.

Levels of the Brahmaputra, Jiadhal, Beki and other rivers are still dangerously high in many districts of the state.

File photo: Brahmaputra river from the air in 2012. Photo credit https://www.flickr.com/photos/ashwinkumar/
File photo: Brahmaputra river from the air in 2012. Photo credit