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Assam: Over 4,400 houses damaged after hailstorm hits Assam

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A severe hailstorm damaged over 4,400 houses in four Upper Assam districts on Tuesday, affecting 132 villages in Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Charaideo, and Sivasagar.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), approximately 18,000 people in 132 villages in the districts of Tinsukia, Charaideo, Sivasagar, and Dibrugarh were affected.

“The severe hailstorm partially damaged 4,481 houses and completely damaged two,” according to an ASDMA statement.

According to the ASDMA report, nearly 18,000 people were affected, and families affected by the hailstorm were given canvas sheets.

 

According to the ASDMA statement, “a total of 1,401 farms and families affected, and 172.73 hectares corp area damaged due to hailstorm (Mustard, Pea, Potato, Lentil, and other crops heavily affected) in Charaideo district, while 10.5 hectares of crop area, and 71 farm families affected in Dibrugarh district.”

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According to the ASDMA report, 4,481 houses were partially damaged and two structures were completely destroyed.

According to the report, 3,009 houses were damaged in Charaideo, followed by Dibrugarh (1,232), Sivasagar (220), and Tinsukia (22).

Several schools, as well as crops in large areas of agricultural land, were damaged in the hailstorm, a rare occurrence in this part of the state during the winter season, officials said.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Due to a severe hailstorm, several houses under Moran and Tingkhang revenue circles have been reportedly damaged. Have instructed officials to make a detailed assessment of the damages caused. Government is extending all possible help to all those affected by it.”

Meanwhile, the Regional Meteorological Centre in Guwahati issued a ‘Yellow Alert’ for the entire northeastern region, predicting thunderstorms and lightning with hail in isolated locations across the seven states.

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