Sewa Bharati appeal for Support: Flood Devastation in the Northeast of India

Source: Newspapers from Northeast

Support the flood Victims in the Northeast India

Seva bharathi, Lakhimpur,

A/C No: 50038395775
Allahabad Bank,

the floods in the State have become critical, particularly in Dhemaji, Jonai and Dhakuwakhana. At least eight persons have lost their lives, while 8 lakh people were rendered homeless and thousands of hectares of cultivated land washed away by surging water. Further, railway and road communication have been disrupted.

Over three and half lakh affected and led homeless by floods in 6 districts

In North Lakhimpur alone, more than 65,000 people have been said to have been affected by flood in different villages. This is the official figure and as it is being believed that the number would be much more. The number of people affected in Dhemaji and other districts together has brought the number of flood hit people in the state to over three and half lakhs. So far seven deaths have been reported.

293 out of 423 earthen banks on Assam Rivers crossed expiry period!

As many as 293 out of 423 embankments on Assam Rivers to prevent floods have been reported to have crossed their expiry period. This means that these banks can break down anytime under pressure of the water currents, bringing a threat to millions of people living in the state.

Floods render 1,500 people homeless in Meghalaya

Over 1,500 people were rendered homeless in western parts of Meghalaya as some villages were submerged Wednesday (August 17)) under rising flood waters following incessant rains, officials said. No loss of life was reported.
All major rivers in West Garo Hills district were flowing above the danger mark with flood waters entering many low-lying areas and affecting thousands of people, an official said.
Jinjiram, Ganol and Simsang rivers -- the three major rivers -- were in spate. A major embankment at Garobadha, between Rangatari and Sonamati villages, had been breached, letting in flood waters from Ganol river into low-lying areas on a large scale.


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