Assam Floods 2020: Worst hit state in India, Death Toll, Updates, and Damage.
It's been 3 months now since Assam is facing the Brahmaputra river floods May 2020 – August 2020. The timing of occurrence of the flood couldn't have been worse as it coincided with the Covid-19 pandemic in Assam. The flooding had initially started in May due to intense rainfall and continued to destroy crops across 5 districts.
As the months pass this life snatching flood took lives of 60 people and affected 2 to 3 million in 27 districts. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), more than 3000 villages are affected, 1.28 lakh hectares of farmland subsided and 44 thousand people are now living in relief camps.
Dhemaji is the most severely affected district with 12,908 people affected, along with Baksa where 1,000 people are suffering, and Morigaon with 297 people hit by this disastrous catastrophe.
The total number of people losing their lives due to this year's flood and landslide rises up to 136 across the state of Assam. Of them, 110 persons were annihilated in flood-related episodes and 26 perished in avalanches.
The worsening flood situation leaving many people homeless in this crucial rainy season. People have lost their bearings, wealth, shelters, and are living squandered across the flooded streets floating in the Bramhaputra waters and most importantly people have lost their loved ones amidst all the chaos. The state government has set up 621 relief camps to helps the families that were subjected to the crisis caused by the floods.
It's necessary that the government looks into this matter as it has already gotten way out of hand and keeps getting worse especially with the coronavirus on the lose and with the rise in the damage this flood s causing to the people living in various districts of Assam.