GUWAHATI: The flood situation in the State has deteriorated on Sunday with 15 districts reeling under its impact. More than 8 lakh people have been affected in the current wave of floods. Sources said seven people have died in floods in Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Chabua during the past one week.

The government has sounded an alert, as water level in most of the rivers in the State continue to rise owing to incessant rains in some upper Assam districts as well as in neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh.