Here at western pacific weather we typically concentrate on western pacific and cyclones and typhoons in it. Yet the monsoonal rains that plague millions is definatly still warrented a article on.
In the North East India State of Assam monsoonal rains have been falling hard for quite some time now. This area typically gets flooded yearly but this year is especially hard. The end result of the rains has been the deaths of at least 30 people, thousands homeless and about 2,000,000 people being displaced. To top off the devastation nearly 400,000 hectares of farmland has been submerged right near the end of the growing season.
This remote area of India has been in turmoil due to ethnic violence for several month now, with these floods the situation is just that much worst.
There is good news in sight for the region though. As the rains begin to let off the North East Monsoon should set in, this typically happens in mid October. Still the area needs to dry out. This unfortunately will take some time for the state of Assam.
The video below is the same footage used on NHK World covering this story. Please watch there for some more indepth information.