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14 Jul 2020 | 03:53 AM UTC

India: Flooding impacts multiple districts in Assam July 13

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Flooding continues to impact multiple districts in Assam state as of July 13, further heavy rain forecast; follow authority directives

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/14/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/16/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION Assam state

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Event

As of Monday, July 13, several major rivers including the Brahmaputra are flowing above the danger level in Assam state, causing serious flooding. Some 850,000 are affected due to floods in 20 districts. Flood waters have also damaged 46,000 hectares (113,668 acres) of agricultural land and some 9000 people are taking shelter in temporary relief camps. Dhemaji and Barpeta are among the worst affected districts.

Two people were killed on Sunday, July 12, due to a landslide near Guwahati. The death toll from floods this season in Assam now stands at 44.

Flooding, landslides, and transportation and business disruptions, as well as disruptions to power and communications services, are expected in Assam state in the coming days.

Advice

Individuals in Assam state are advised to monitor local weather reports in the near term, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, anticipate power and transportation disruptions, and avoid wading or driving through floodwater; 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.

 

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