Assam floods: Situation worsens, CM calls for action

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Assam, 28 July: The people residing in Assam are reeling under critical situation as Brahmaputra River is flowing above the danger level and several districts also have been submerged in the flash of water.

In the wake of current situation the state Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has asked all ministers to have a look at their constituencies as the situation is worsening.assam-floods-wefornewsThe state forest Minister Pramila Rani Brahma is also slated to visit the Kaziranga and Manas National Park to take a stock of the situation over there.
“This time the flood of Assam was very dangerous. It has spread to every district. The MLA’s have been given direction from the Chief Minister and has been requested to visit their constituency and provide proper facility to the people,” said.flood-wefornews“Kaziranga National Park is situated at the bank of river Brahmaputra and the water level has risen. The condition of Manas national park is very serious. I have been requested to visit there,” said the minister.

She further added, due to the current flowing form Bhutan the embankment of the Manas national park has been broken down and the water is entering inside the park.

Nearly 15 lakh people are affected in 19 districts due to the current flood situation. As per reports, the administration has rescued all affected families as surging water breached Bongaon embankment at Majuli river island in Jorhat. All the rescued people have been provided shelter in the embankment.

The same situation is being witnessed in Jammu as flood alert has been issued in river Tawi. All staff of flood and irrigation control department has also been alerted in the view of heavy rainfall in many areas.

The Jammu-Srinagar National highway was also closed for vehicular traffic due to landslides triggered by heavy rains at Gangroo, Panthal, Seri and Karool areas in Ramban district.

Read full story at: Landslides disrupts Amarnath Yatra, Jammu-Srinagar highway blocked

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