The state saw severe flooding during May this year which left 38 dead and over 90,000 displaced. Flooding had subsided in most areas by the first week of June. However, heavy rain on 14 June caused flooding in urban areas of Guwahati, the state capital. Teams from the National Disaster Response Force were called on to deliver relief supplies and help with rescues and evacuations. The heavy rain also triggered a landslide which destroyed destroyed homes in the Boragaon area of the city leaving at least 4 people dead.
Rain and flooding has also affected other areas of the state. State disaster authorities reported 8,018 people affected across the districts of Darrang, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Dima-Hasao, Goalpara, Kamrup and South Salmara.
India’s Central Water Commission said that the Brahmaputra was flowing above the danger level at Neamati Ghat in Jorhat district.