The toll from the Assam floods reached 71 on Thursday, 16th July, after 4 more people died in flood-related accidents in the state.
The flood situation in the state is only worsening with nearly 40 lakh people, across 26 districts, affected so far.
Assam flood update, India:
– People died: 80+
– People affected: 4.8 million
– Villages affected: 4,766
– Relief camps: 487
– Animals rescued: 170
– Animals died: at least 66 pic.twitter.com/6jFP3ZvM9M
— Norbert Elekes (@NorbertElekes) July 16, 2020
Reports suggest that 80% of Kaziranga National Park is submerged in water due to floods in Assam. So far, 66 animals have died and 170 animals have been rescued.
Weather reports further suggest that heavy to very heavy rain is expected in Assam and other northeastern states over the next few days.
The ongoing monsoon rains have also caused flood-like situation in certain districts of Bihar. As many as 55,000 people have been directly affected after villages in Darbhanga district got submerged.
Assam :Over 34 people are affected by the flood.
3371 villages are under flood waters and standing crops in 1.28 lakh hectares have been ruined. More than 44,000 people have been moved to state relief camps.
In Bihar,villages near Kamala river in Darbhanga river got submerged pic.twitter.com/6yhr4qNFHr
— Deboshree (@ideboshree) July 17, 2020
A red alert has also been issued for Mumbai and other coastal areas in Maharashtra after the region recorded heavy rains recently.
The city has recorded heavy water-logging and traffic over the past few days.