Remal Aftermath in Assam: Eco Alarmist conducts Relief Drive

Eco Alarmist volunteers queueing people to distribute potable water 

Cyclonic storm Remal made its landfall in Bangladesh's coastal area on 26th May this year. The cyclone moved northward & caused heavy rains with strong winds leading to 6 deaths in Assam & 3.5 lakh people getting affected in 11 districts. Team Eco Alarmist visited the places impacted by floods in Barak Valley.

The deadly tropical cyclone affected districts like Cachar & Karimganj with urban floods in Silchar town impacting over 21,000 people. Road and railway communications were cut off or short-terminated due to landslides along the Haflong-Badarpur rail route. Swirling flood waters also damaged embankments & uprooted many trees. Urban flooding was reported in Kamrup & Jorhat also. Cachar district was the worst hit with a total of around 1,19,997 people affected. A total crop area of 3,238 hectares had washed away while 2,34,535 animals were affected.

meal kits being distributed to people stranded in remote areas

Volunteers of our team distributed relief among the people who were victims of floods caused after the cyclone. Grocery kit, pre-loved clothes & potable water was distributed to more than 100 families in remote areas.

With climate change a big concern for reformers now, its connection with extreme weather conditions like heavy storms & heatwave is compelling people to give up all the unsustainable practices in everyday life. This year's World Environment day campaign has focused on land restoration, desertification & drought resilience under the slogan "Our land. Our future. We are #GenerationRestoration" with a view to mitigate climate change.

Source: The Indian Express