Flood Situation Worsens in India’s State of Assam with over 400,000 People Affected

The monsoon-fed flood in India’s State of Assam has worsened with over 400,000 people being affected across the State. Over 800 villages have been submerged, with Karimganj being the worst hit, where over 159,000 people have been affected by the deluge, followed by Lakhimpur with more than 81,000 people displaced. 

Relief camps and control rooms have been set up by the Indian government for immediate help where more than 41,000 people are currently sheltering in 128 relief camps.

Many roads, embankments, and bridges have been damaged by the flood waters affecting some fifteen districts.

Large areas of Kaziranga National Park, Nameri National Park and Pobitora wildlife sanctuary have also been affected by the flood waters.


Sadly three lives have been lost, according to the ASDMA (Assam State Disaster Management Authority) Flood Report of 06.07.17



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