Assam is in the grip of a flood which has been more brutal than that of previous years. The Floods have widely damaged houses, farmlands, schools, bridges and road links across Assam. Thousands of families have been forced to take shelter in schools, highways, and temporary relief camps. This is the first wave of floods this monsoon, and flood control experts expect at least two more.
Dhubri is one of the worst affected areas due to the floods. The water level of Brahmaputra River at Dhubri was measured at 30.22 meters at 09:00 on July 19. This exceeds the danger level of 28.62 meters but is below the previous highest flood level of 30.36 meters recorded in 1988. It is expected to fall to 30.13 meters by 21:00 on July 19.
As per one of the impact donors with his roots in Dhubri and presently settled in Singapore, Pramod Jain, last time the water level went so high was back in 1988, when he was in Class 10. The only thing which is hovering in his mind is how to help the people in Dhubri and across other districts who are stuck and don't have the shelter. Central and State Government support are falling short due to the tumultuous water levels and hence the local Lions Club Chapter is doing all it can for rescue activities and providing food & shelter.
So Crowdera Foundation is working along with Pramod, Sanjay Sethia who is associated with Dhubri Lions Club chapter, and his other batchmates to mobilize as much funds as possible. Donation made by each one of you would be used to help people out there for there food, medical, shelter and other needs. Any amount which you will donate either big or small is going to help them in a big way.
Few key points from about the flood situation:
Nearly 43 lakh people across 30 of the state's 33 districts have been affected by the floods so far. Dhubri is one of the worst affected areas due to the floods.
The rising water level of the Brahmaputra river is threatening to submerge parts of the state capital, Guwahati, through which it flows. The ten other rivers in the state have also swelled up dangerously as the rains continue
As many as 83,000 people evacuated from flooded areas have been accommodated in 183 relief camps across the state. Road connectivity to Upper Assam has been cut off. Ferry services were called off earlier due to water strong currents.
Forest officials said that 95 per cent of the Kaziranga National Park -- home to the endangered one-horned rhino -- has been flooded with the death of 17 wild animals in the past two days. Animals could be seen emerging out of the park to escape drowning.
Agricultural activities in the state have also been hit, with nearly 90,000 hectares of agricultural land getting flooded. Many such fields had standing crops on them
The collected amount will be transferred to the Dhubri Lions Club fund.
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