The Assam Kaziranga University

Incessant rain has brought Assam and its capital city, Guwahati, to a halt during the previous three days.

Floods and landslides have affected a total of 24,300 people in the Kamrup Metro district, according to an Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) flood bulletin released on Wednesday.

While 677 residents of Guwahati have sought shelter in three relief shelters after being displaced by floods and landslides.

Fresh landslides were reported for the second consecutive day in a row on Wednesday in various parts of Guwahati, according to the ASDMA.

On Wednesday, there were no more casualties reported. A landslide in Guwahati’s Boragaon area claimed the lives of four people earlier on Tuesday.

Several areas of the city have experienced waterlogging. Anil Nagar and Nabin Nagar are two of the hardest impacted areas.

There is also a shortage of drinking water in some parts of the flooded area, according to reports.

Personnel from the NDRF and SDRF deployed in these areas are utilising boats to rescue people and deliver relief supplies.

APDCL (Assam Power Distribution Company Limited) is also working round the clock to restore power to the city. However, as a precaution, power has been turned off in a number of flooded locations.

The administration of the Kamrup Metro district has warned residents to take cautious and only venture out if absolutely necessary.

In view of the rainfall alert issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the Kamrup Metro district administration has also issued an order instructing all schools, colleges, and educational institutions to remain closed for the second consecutive day on Thursday.

The Assam Kaziranga University