Guwahati: The flood situation turned critical on Friday with 38 more villages being inundated in the worst flood-hit districts of Dhemaji and Nagaon in Assam. So far, nearly 300 villages in 10 districts across the state came under the impact of flood, affecting around 90,000 people.
       
According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) data, 29 more villages have been affected in Dhemaji, while nine villages in Nagaon district have come under flood water on Friday.
      
Four relief camps are set up in Dhemaji district, where around 1,000 people have been provided shelter. Also, about 5,000 hectares of agricultural land with standing crops, including rice got damaged so far.
     
Meanwhile, the Brahmaputra has been reported to be flowing beyond the danger mark at Nematighat in Jorhat district, while its tributary Jia Bharali is also flowing above the danger mark at NT Road Xing in Sonitpur district, ASDMA said.
     
Earlier this week, the Assam government had sounded red alert in four districts following a warning from the Indian Meteorological Department. Following this, district administrations in Sonitpur, North Lakhimpur, Golaghat and Barpeta have started taking steps to face any adverse situation.

(Agencies)

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