Floods submerge houses in India

STORY: The floods had displaced over 5 million people, according to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, with many in Nagaon district seeking shelter at makeshift tents or buildings situated on higher grounds.

Authorities have deployed air force helicopters to drop food and other supplies to cut-off communities.

The monsoon brings heavy rain and floods to South Asia between June and October, when rivers swell with waters pouring out of the Himalayas often bursting their banks.

But extreme weather pattern has become more frequent and environmentalists warn that climate change could lead to ever more serious disasters.