Assam has been reeling under devastating floods for the last 8 days and over 5500 villages affected in 32 districts. Over 55 lakh people are affected and more than 2 lakh 62 thousand people have taken shelter in relief camps at various parts of the State.
According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority, 7 more people lost their lives and 1 is missing during the last 24 hours.
However, flood situation has improved slightly in Brahmaputra valley due to improved weather conditions but remains critical in the three districts of Barak valley.
Power cuts were reported at many flood hit areas from the last several days. Nandita Garlosa, Minister for Power, Government of Assam informed that for the safety of the people, power supply disconnected in several areas as electrical infrastructures have been damaged or submerged due to flood and erosion.
The city of Silchar located in South Assam is among the worst hit places in the state. Almost 90 percent of the houses in the area are facing water logging. The city is shortage of drinking water and electricity besides disruption of mobile and internet.