Flood situation in Assam has worsened. Over 2.5 lakh people have been affected in 16 of the state's 33 districts. Around 25,000 people are hit due to floods in Dibrugarh. The floods were triggered by incessant rain and rising level of Brahmaputra. At least 16 people have died due to floods in this...
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on July 03 chaired high level meeting on preparedness to tackle flood situation in different parts of country. Senior officials of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and Home Ministry joined the meeting. Floods have adversely affected lives in Assam.
Flood-like situation continues in Tinsukia district, following heavy rainfall. Water has entered several homes in worst hit parts of district. India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted cloudy sky with moderate rainfall in the district today. Around 25,000 in Assam people have been affected due to situation triggered by incessant rain and rising water level of Brahmaputra.
The water level of Brahmaputra River continues to rise in Assam's Guwahati. Water has crossed the warning level following heavy rainfall. It is about 1 metre away from the danger level mark. While speaking to ANI, the official from Central Water Commission, Sajidul Haq said, "Water has crossed the warning level and it is expected to increase further. It is about 1 metre away from the danger level."
The water level of Brahmaputra River continued to rise in Guwahati. Ferry services have been also affected due to heavy rainfall in the area. At a time when the states are battling with COVID-19 pandemic, Assam has got another crisis to deal with.
Water level in Brahmaputra river has reached near danger level due to torrential rainfall. Several districts in the state are facing flood-like situation. Water has entered low-lying areas. Spells of rain and thundershowers are expected in Assam during this week.
Water level of Brahmaputra River has risen to 45.00 metre after incessant rainfall in Guwahati. The water level is increasing day by day due to continuous rainfall in the state. Central Water Commission Commissioner SC Kalita said, "The water level is rising gradually since 16th May due to continuous rain in the region, it is increasing 1-2 cm every 2-3 hours."
With COVID-19 cases almost touching the 7,000 mark in Assam, state government announced to extend the lockdown further. Complete lockdown will be enforced in Guwahati city from 7 PM of June 28 for 14 days. Irrespective of light showers of rain in the city, police was seen doing strict checking on June 29. Markets remained closed in the city after the lockdown extension.
World tally of COVID-19 cases has crossed 1 crore mark on June 28. Country tally stand on 203051 active cases with 16,095 deaths. Maharashtra has reported 156 deaths and 5,493 new COVID-19 positive cases today. Delhi has reported 2889 new COVID-19 positive cases and 65 deaths today, and is continuing to see marginal dip in fresh infections. Total number of cases stands at 83,077 including 27,847 active cases, 52,607 recovered/discharged/migrated cases and 2623 deaths. Assam has recorded 2307 COVID-19 active cases and nine deaths so far. A 14-day complete lockdown has been imposed in Guwahati city from 7 pm today. Karnataka reported 1267 new COVID-19 positive cases including 783 cases from Bengaluru Urban, taking the total number of cases to 13,190. Death toll rose to 207 after 16 deaths were reported today.
People of Guwahati, rushed to markets to buy essentials as government announced complete lockdown. However, locals welcomed the government's decision and said the lockdown is need of the hour. "Government is doing what they should. We should also be careful and follow all precautions." said a local. Police Commissioner of Guwahati, Munna Prasad Gupta had informed that complete lockdown will be enforced in Guwahati city from 7 pm on June 28 for 14 days amid the increasing cases of coronavirus pandemic.
Complete lockdown will be imposed in Guwahati for 14 days from 7 pm on June 28. Strict lockdown will be imposed in view of rising cases of COVID-19. Rush of people was seen at a market in city to buy essentials. Assam has recorded total of 6816 coronavirus cases so far.
Guwahati will remain under lockdown for 14 days. Commissioner of Police of Guwahati, Munna Prasad Gupta said, "Complete lockdown will be enforced in Guwahati city from 7 pm on 28th June for 14 days. Instructions have been issued by the government. Lockdown will be implemented very strictly in view of COVID-19 pandemic."
Water level continues to rise in river Brahmaputra, as Assam deals with a major flood crisis. The Chief Minister said that around 10 lakh people have been affected by the deluge and around 9 districts..
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