Anyone who turned on their TV or computer on Friday would have got a taste of the media’s end-to-end coverage of the floods in Mumbai, where parts of the city were inundated.

If the city had remained waterlogged for a few more days, that's probably all the broadcast media would have focussed on.

Yet, we've heard very little about Assam, parts of which have been flooded ever since the onset of the monsoon in the state. Two weeks after the Brahmaputra began to flow above the danger level, 20,000 people in 60 villages are still affected by it. At the height of the floods, three lakh people in 13 districts were affected. Three people have died so far.

The river and its tributaries began to swell ominously when the monsoon arrived in the beginning of June. Bridges were damaged, villages cut off and health centres submerged. The waters have begun to recede over the past few days and the state has also begun to scale back the relief it distributed by way of food and tarpaulin.

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority has been publishing daily status reports on the scale of damage for almost a month now. Its latest report, released on June 21, says that the three relief camps still open only have 198 people in them.

Each year, 3.2 crore people are affected by flood damage. Around 1,653 die. Without adequate preparation, this number will continue to remain high. For Assam, this respite will last only until the next bout of rain.

Here are the photos from the floods you should have seen a week ago: