Adverse affect of flood in Assam

The adverse affects of flood in Guwahati and Goalpara districts remains grim and bodies of many people due to the heavy rainfall and from gushing waters from the neighboring Garo Hills in Meghalaya. More than 1.4 lakh people have been affected and the road communication through the National Highways remains snapped as the Highways has overtopped in several places even as a bridge on the Highway has damaged. Personnel of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), Police and Army have been pressed into service to rescue the marooned people. Incessant rain thrown life out of gear here waterlogged most parts of the Guwahati city and prompted the administration to order closure of all educational institutions for 2 days.

Government is taking initiatives to recover the situation by providing relief material. Along with the food items, the PHE have started to provide packet water from mobile treatment plant van, water purifying tablets, and bleaching powders to the affected people. But still situation is not under control as it can be seen that many houses still submerged under water even though the water level at different places have shown signs of receding and according to witnesses, people are still stranded in some of the badly affected villages, like Charapara, Garomari, Tekelpara, Khasikhagra, Taranti, Kotasi Bari, Geradubi, Kalpani, Bodhapur, Paglijhara, Tiapara, and around the Bobola area where rescue operations are still going on.