Flood situation grim, new areas inundated
Flood situation continues to deteriorate in the State on Monday with reports coming in of more villages being inundated by surging waters of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries in upper and lower Assam districts.
Flood waters have inundated at least 100 villages in Jorhat, Dhemaji, Tinsukia, Sivasagar, Nalbari and Dibrugarh districts since Sunday. Sources said a total of nine people had died in the floods in Assam so far. Floods have affected about 19,979.15 hectares of cropland in 15 districts, affecting 38,3792 people.