“There was water everywhere, yet there was not a drop to be had.”
When Ronju Chowdhary looked out her window on Saturday, she saw this.
Assam, India, has been ravaged by floods, and she lives in Udiana.
When she thinks back, it seems as if it had been pouring nonstop.
Within hours, rising water levels flooded the streets.
She claims that as the water got inside, she and her family gathered together in the dark in an attempt to stay safe.
Two days later, they’re still stuck on their island-turned-home.
“Floodwaters are lapping at our doorsteps on all sides.
Getting a drink is almost impossible due to the scarcity of clean water. There is a shortage of food as well.
After all that, I’ve now heard that the water levels are rising much more! “According to Ms. Chowdhary.
“What’s going to happen?”
Overwhelming rain and floods in Assam have wreaked havoc on the state’s agricultural harvests and human infrastructure.
The government estimates more than 4.7 million people are affected in 32 of 35 districts.
Something more than the floods in India
At least 18 people have been killed in Meghalaya, a neighboring state, as a result of torrential rainfall. There are already 1,425 aid camps in Assam, but officials say their work has been hindered by the sheer magnitude of this crisis.
Even the refugee shelters are in a sorry shape.
Brahmaputra River’s fertile riverbanks are often flooded and called the region’s “lifeline.”
Extreme weather occurrences are becoming more often because of variables including climate change, unregulated development, and fast industrialization.
In May, 39 people died in floods in Assam.
According to the state’s meteorological service, it has already rained 109 percent more than typical this month.
There are also numerous sites where the Brahmaputra is flowing over the danger level.
“The camp has no access to safe drinking water.
My baby has a fever, but I can’t get him to the doctor since I’m working “Husna Begum, another Udiana resident, agrees.
She waded through the flood on Wednesday to get assistance when it reached her house.
She and her two children are now living in a flimsy plastic tent.
“This is the first time I’ve seen anything like it. Massive flooding like this has never occurred in my life “she asserts.
“This is an extremely worrisome scenario.
For the rescue efforts, we’ve sent the army as well as the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) “According to Rangiya city’s subdivisional officer Javir Rahul Suresh, this is the case.
We’re focusing on saving lives at this moment.”
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