Flood situation in Assam

Last Modified: Tue Jul 21 2020 22:41:29 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 70 lakh
    Estimated number of people that have lost their homes and have been displaced as on 19 Jul. People, as well as animals, are being rescued from the affected areas and being shifted to relief camps and safer locations,” chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal told news agency ANI. Photo shows houses submerged in the flood-affected area as the water level of Barpani river rises, in Assam’s Nagaon district on 19 Jul.
  • 111
    Number of people reported to have lost their lives.
  • 521
    Number of relief camps that have been set up across the state. Over 50,000 affected people have taken shelter at these camps. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), personnel of the State Disaster Response Force, district administrations and locals have rescued 366 persons during the last 24 hours (19 Jul).
  • 90%
    of Kaziranga National Park has been submerged. 8 rhinos have drowned and over 100 other animals have been killed according to Assam’s agriculture minister Atul Bora. 60 animals (36 hog deer, 8 rhinos, 3 wild buffalo, 1 python, 7 wild boar, 2 swamp deer, 1 Sambar and 2 porcupines) have so far died due to drowning, according to state government.
  • 26
    of the state's 33 districts have been impacted. The total number of revenue circles affected is 79 and over 2,678 villages have been devastated by the floods. Goalpara is the worst-hit district with over 4.53 lakh people affected, followed by 3.44 lakh in Barpeta and 3.41 lakh in Morigaon.
  • 24 May 2020
    The first wave of flood hits the state amid the spike in COVID-19 positive cases, affecting 10,801 people in 4 districts. The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said 46 villages have been affected in Lakhimpur, Sivasagar, Darrang and Goalpara districts. Goalpara was worst affected with 21 villages already inundated due to the rains in the past 4 days. The flood has damaged crops in 501 hectares, while 13, 448 animals have also been affected.
  • 28 May 2020
    Water levels in Kopili river at Kampur in Nagaon District rises to 61.74 metres 1.24 metres above the danger level. The Brahmaputra river at Neamatighat in Jorhat rises to 85.41 metres, 0.37 metres above the danger level. According to ASDMA, 271,655 people are now affected by flooding in 11 districts, with over 215,000 of them in Goalpara and more than 22,000 in Nalbari. As of now, 57 relief camps have been set up, housing 16,720 people.
  • 28 May 2020
    Floods hit summer paddy harvest in Assam. First wave of floods has hit most of the summer paddy zones in the state, which include Nagaon, Morigaon, Goalpara, Dhubri, Sonitpur and Darrang cultivated over four lakh hectares in the state.
  • 02 Jun 2020
    20 killed in five landslides in Assam’s Barak Valley. Landslides occurred in all 3 districts – Cachar, Karimganj, and Hailakandi. Heavy rains since morning of 01 Jun triggered incidents. 7 people each were killed in Cachar and Hailakandi while 6 people lost their lives in Karimganj.
  • 28 Jun 2020
    The Brahmaputra burst through its bank, inundating over 2,500 villages in its wake. Most rivers in the state continue to be in spate. Not just the Brahmaputra but Dhansiri, Jia Bharali, Kopili, Beki, Kusiyara and Sankosh rivers have flowed above the danger mark at several places since then.