Assam flood situation still a worrying factor for the people as well as government of Assam. The rivers in spate have claimed more than 30 lives so far and have forced 10 lakh people to take shelter in highlands, embankments and relief shelters.
Though weather gods have shown some respite on Friday and water in the rivers has not increased any further but the woes of the deluged in the 1900 affected villages are far from over.
For the people of Assam, the worst is far from over as they now describe the current floods, which has affected 22 districts of the state, as worse as the floods in 1988.
Incessant rains not only in Assam but more in the adjoining states of Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh have put the rivers on spate. Almost all the rivers in Assam are flowing above the danger level. According to government statistics the death toll in the flood have risen to 28 many are still reported to be missing.
The current spate has affected more than 10 lakh people in the state. Though the weather gods have shown some relent but for the deluged people there has been no let up in their plights. With most of their dwelling still submerged under water, the people now are taking shelter in make shift camps on the roads and government relief shelters. Boat has only been the medium on which the marooned people have been struggling to keep pace with life.
Milch cattle have been the most worrying factor for the people as the poor cattle have been petrified by the floods. People have not been able to leave their cattle behind forcing them to stay back and look after their cattle in the submerged areas.
In all the hiked up activities of the government, one good news that has brought some sigh of relief to the government and the people as well, is that there has been no rain since last evening and the water in the rivers have not increased any further.