The beauty of the land of blue hills and red river has lately been disturbed by floods. Severe rainfall has heavily disturbed nineteen districts of the state.

Recent reports say that 6.5 lakh people have been affected by the flood. The death toll has risen to four, with two in Kokrajhar district, one in Chirang district and one in Goalpara district.

The Indian Army and The National Disaster Response Force have been carrying out rescue operations in the affected places. They have been trying to reach to every nook and corner and extend help to everyone but heavy rainfall in creating a hindrance for them. Around 270 relief camps have been set up in various regions and the affected people are safely been shifted to the relief camps and provided food and water. The army’s intervention has helped the people and bought some air of relief in the time of despair. In those places, where the rescue teams have not yet been able to penetrate, people are still waiting for help.

Floods Affect Thousands in Assam (2)
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The floods have also affected Kaziranga National Park and the animals have started to move towards higher altitudes in the neighboring Karbi Anglong district. Anti-poaching camps have been set up inside the park and they are under water now.

Ministers and representatives of the ruling party as well as of the opposition are visiting the affected people. They have been promised of compensations. The need of the hour is a permanent solution as paying compensations is cure and it is the hour to prevent such misfortunes.

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