Disaster authorities is the north east Indian state of Assam say that the flood situation which began on 04 July, 2016, has now affected over 123,000 people in 190 villages.
The floods are a result of heavy monsoon rainfall in river catchment areas. By 05 July, India’s Central Water Commission (CWC) reported that the Brahmaputra River was flowing close to or above danger levels in around 16 locations in the state.
Assam State Disaster Management Agency (ASDMA) say that the flooding is currently affecting the districts of Lakhimpur, Golaghat, Morigaon, Barpeta, Jorhat, Biswanath and Sivsagar. The worst hit areas are villages in Jorhat and Golaghat.
Relief camps have been set up in Golaghat, Jorhat and Biswanath, housing around 1,800. Food, including rice, salt and dal, has been distributed, along with other supplies such as mosquito nets and tarpaulin for temporary shelters. Boats from State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) are being used to distribute relief supplies and evacuations. The Indian Army have also been involved in relief and rescue operations.
No deaths have been reported by ASDMA although local media say that one person was killed after being swept away by flood waters in Morigaon district.
ASDMA report that at least 12 roads have been flooded in Sivsagar and an embankment has failed along the Ghiladhari River at Bamungaon, Golaghat district. Over 7,500 hectares of crops have been damaged and
River levels have fallen slightly over the last 24 hours, and as of 12 July there were 12 stations with levels close to or above danger levels. ASDMA report that the Brahmaputra River is flowing above danger level at Nematighat in Jorhat, Dhubri (Dhubri district), and Numaligarh in Golaghat.
B - Golaghat
C - Morigaon
D - Barpeta
E - Jorhat
F - Biswanath
G - Sivsagar
Brahmaputra River - July 5 to July 6, 2016
India’s Central Water Commission (CWC) reported on 05 July that the Brahmaputra River is flowing close to or above danger levels in around 16 locations, including Goalpara and Tezpur.
Sankosh at Golokganj, Dhubri - July 27 to July 27, 2016
Orange level alert from CWC (orange level is issued when the river level is flowing within 0.5 m of High Flood. Highest recorded level of the Sankosh at Golokganj is 30.95 metres in September 2007
Beki River at Beki Road bridge, Barpeta - July 27 to July 27, 2016
Brahmaputra River at Tezpur, Sonitpur - July 27 to July 27, 2016
July 1 to July 29, 2016
Lakhimpur, Golaghat, Bongaigaon, Jorhat, Dhemaji, Sivsagar, Barpeta, Kokrajhar, Nagoan, Dibrurgarh, Chirang, Goalpara, Tinsukia, Dhubri, Morigaon, Sontipur, Biswanath, Darrang and Nalbari. Figure as of 29 July. The numbers affected greatly reduced from 04 August.
1 person swept away by flood water in Morigaon district, according to local media. on 14 July, ASDMA reported 2 deaths in separate landslides in Kamrup district. On 24 July, ADSMA reported another fatality in North Lakhimpur. As of 25 July, local media say the death toll stood at 7. By 29 July, the figure had increased to 18. on 28 July alone, 3 died in Barpeta district, one in Dhemaji and one in Kokrajhar. By 01 August, local media reported the figure to be 34
July 1 to July 26, 2016
Figures as of 26 July. 867 houses damaged were in Jorhat, the other in Chirang.
July 1 to July 29, 2016
As of 29 July, 517 relief camps and 186 relief distribution centres. By 04 August the number of displaced had fallen to 18,708.
July 26 to August 2, 2016
Kaziranga National Park said 402 animals, including 32 rhinos and 342 deer, died in the recent floods During the floods, a total of 107 animals were also rescued. Among the rescued were nine rhinos and 94 deer.