Assam continues to face a grim scenario in respect to floods. The district of Lakhimpur continues to reel under heavy floods even after more than a week has passed by.
The rise in water level of rivers such as Subansiri, Jiyadhal, Kumatiya and Singora have led to worsening of the situation in several parts of the districts. Acres of farmlands are in the grip of floods as scores of people go homeless due to the rising waters.
Meanwhile, Dhakuakhana in Lakhmipur district is reeling under heavy floods. The rising waters of the Subansiri has heavily affected the village of Medok as hundreds of families have been rendered homeless. A chaotic situation has arisen as proper relief and aid has failed to reach the local people.
On the other hand, rising flood waters have caused severe erosion on the connecting road between Bordoibam and Bebejia. The connecting bridge is also under danger of being washed away.
Floods have not only affected people, but have also affected animals, especially livestock. People in Sivasagar district’s Demow are facing a crisis as not just people, but even animals have no place to stay.
Such is the scarcity of space in the midst of the flood menace that people have been forced to put their animals and livestock on the roads that are still above the flood waters. Most villagers are resorting to this after their homes and residences remain submerged in flood waters.
Meanwhile, the Laokhuwa Reserve Forest in Nagaon district is witnessing one of the worst flood scenarios in recent years. Along with several adjoining villages on the forest periphery,several animals have been hit by the rising flood waters within the reserve forest area.
The floods caused by the rising waters of the Brahmaputra are causing havoc for the wildlife in the area. It is being estimated that one fourth of the reserve forest area has already been lost to heavy erosion during the flood seasons in the past few years.
While the animals have taken refuge in the highlands, the rising floods waters continue to cast doubt on their overall well being of the forest’s wildlife.