In Assam, almost 57 lakh people got affected, 1.51 lakh people were forced to take shelter in relief camps and left 30 people dead this month due to the extreme rainfall triggering the massive floods in Assam. The Regional Meteorological Centre in Guwahati shared a rainfall data that Assam had 95 percent more rainfall on July 13 and 127 percent more on July 14.
SO Shaw, a top official at the Guwahati weather office said, “While Arunachal Pradesh got 4 percent more than normal, Assam and Meghalaya got normal rains and in other states, there is a 13 percent deficiency still. On 6th July, northeast had a rain deficit of 38 percent. It rains heavily between 13th to 16th July.”
the water level of the Brahmaputra in Guwahati rose very near to its highest level of 51.46 meters recorded during the devastating floods of 2004. Partha Jyoti Sharma, a Guwahati-based environment scientist claimed that “More of the major tributaries that contribute to the flood potential of the Brahmaputra as well as cause floods in their own catchment have reached peak flood level all almost at the same time.”
In a fresh report, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority also warned that the Brahmaputra and its tributaries are flowing above the danger mark in various places in the state, including in Guwahati.
However, the flood waters have started going down from various parts of the upper and central Assam as there has been no rain in the last 24 hours. Flood waters are also receding from Kaziranga National Park. Due to the flood water, 51 animals died so far.