Monsoon activity over the state has waned but most of the major rivers in the two valleys – Brahmaputra and Barak – remained alone, leading to the spread of floodwaters to new areas
The number of people affected is more than 550,000 in 32 counties.
According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), Barpeta district was the hardest hit, where more than 120,000 people were affected. More than 260,000 people have been displaced from their homes and are currently living in 862 relief camps.
On Tuesday morning, the Center sent four more groups of NDRF rescuers by air from Bhubaneswar to the town of Silchar in the Barak Valley, which is witnessing its worst ever urban flooding situation.
A pregnant woman was rescued from a flooded area in Silchar after her husband emailed the SoS to the CM, deputy commissioner and NDRF on Tuesday.