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Event: FL Flood
Number: 2017-000084
Country: IND India
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Date (YMD): 2017-7-14
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Comments: Severe monsoon rains have occurred since the beginning of the monsoon season. From the beginning of July, heavy rains and floods were reported across the north-east part of India, especially in Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh states. The flood situation has taken a critical turn in Assam State. On 12 July, officials of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said that a total of over 1.7 Million people in 24 districts have been affected to a certain degree and the number of deaths have been report as 44 in this state alone. The Brahmaputra River and its tributaries have submerged more than 2,500 villages, destroyed 100,000 hectares of cropland, damaged infrastructure by breaching embankments and overrunning roads and bridges -- disrupting surface communication. Nearly 75 per cent of Kaziranga National Park, a world heritage site, has been inundated. A total of 294 relief camps housing over 31,000 people have been opened in the state. More than 2,000 people have been rescued as teams carry out relief and rescue work.
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