Last Friday, flood-affected districts in Assam rose from seven to nine; overflowing rivers of the state have affected the lives of three lakh people in 464 villages. Lakhimpur, Golaghat, Morigaon, Jorhat, Dhemaji, Sivasagar, Kokrajhar, Barpeta and Bongaigain are the most heavily-affected areas.
The army has swung into action in Chriang district, rescuing people who were unable to get themselves to safety. The army sent four teams to Khungring in Chirang, rescuing 30 people who were marooned there.
The army has deployed boats which are being used to ferry people from the villages; these boats make several trips against fast currents to help take people to the relief camps.
The Army Flood Control Centre at Tezpur is functioning round the clock, while all units under the Area of Responsibility of the Gajraj Corps (4 Corps) are fully alert and geared up to react swiftly in case the need arises.