The beautiful state of Assam experienced the worst-ever flood in 2020. When the whole country is facing the COVID19 pandemic, Assam is also suffering from flood situations. Since March, the flood in Assam had taken around 157 lives and lakhs of people had to migrate from their homes. The flood had affected property and lives in the astonishing state of India. Peoples are still in relief camps waiting eagerly for the under control situation. Here we try to include each and every aspect that can help you to understand why the state is experiencing a Flood every year.
Rainfall in Assam this year
According to the data given by IMD, this year the rainfall in Assam is recorded maximum.
The reason why Assam experience flood every year
Rivers in the state of Assam flows downstream due to its topographic condition. So, at the time of rainfall water of rivers flow with much force towards the state and result in flood-like situations. Also, problems such as deforestations, wetlands, and encroachment along the banks of the river can also be a major problem. During monsoon, Brahmaputra and Barak River usually flows above the danger level.
The methods to tackle the situation
Disaster management authority of Assam, ASDMA use to identify the upper region before the monsoon. They use to shift people from the danger zone to those places. A total of 954 relief caps was built by ASDMA to help the people for the flood-affected areas. Out of which 397 relief camps opened in which 44,498 people had taken shelter and the number is increasing rapidly.
Number of death this year
Affected agriculture area
As per the current estimation, crop area damaged during the flood is around 1.10 lakh hectares.
The Year in which flood claims no life
After State Disaster authority came into existence in 2010, 2013 was the only year with no loss of life by the flood.
Total Number of Animals died
A total of 398 animals died in Kaziranga National Park in 2020. However, animals affected counts 15,99,657 big, 10,98,519 small, and 28,87,612 poultry.
Most affected flood area
The flood-affected districts are Darrang, Baksa, Nalbari, Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Nagaon, Morigaon, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia Bongaigaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Biswanath, Barpeta, Chirang, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup Metropolitan, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, and Cachar.
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