IMD Guwahati

1. IMD Guwahati forecasts moderate rain, thunderstorms, and lightning in several Assam districts.
2. Affected areas include Darrang, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup Metropolitan, Marigaon, and Udalguri.
3. ASDMA issued the advisory to alert the public and ensure their safety.

Guwahati, June 03: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) in Guwahati has forecasted moderate rain with thunderstorms and lightning in several locations, including Darrang, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup Metropolitan, Marigaon, and Udalguri over the next three hours.

This advisory, issued by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), aims to alert the public and ensure their safety.

The flood situation in Assam remains critical, with more than six lakh people across ten districts suffering from the effects of the floodwaters, officials reported on Sunday.

Heavy rainfall in various parts of the state has led to the rising water levels of rivers, compelling many residents to evacuate to safer areas.

The rivers Kopili, Barak, and Kushiyara are currently flowing above the danger level.

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A total of 6,01,642 people in the districts of Hailakandi, Hojai, Morigaon, Karimganj, Nagaon, Cachar, Dibrugarh, Golaghat, Karbi Anglong West, and Dima Hasao are affected by the floods. According to officials, the death toll from floods and storms since May 28 has reached 15.

Nagaon is the worst-hit district, with over 2.79 lakh people affected, Hojai with 1,26,813 affected residents and Cachar with 1,12,265 people impacted. More than 40,000 displaced individuals are seeking refuge in relief camps scattered across various districts.

Rescue and relief efforts are being conducted by multiple agencies, including the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), local administration, and community volunteers.

Transportation infrastructure has also been severely impacted, with road and rail communications disrupted in several areas of the state.

The damage to the railway track between New Haflong’s Chandranathpur section and waterlogging at Silchar station of the Lumding division has led to the cancellation of at least ten trains scheduled to run from Saturday to Monday, according to a spokesperson from the Northeast Frontier Railway.