Incessant Rains Create Havoc in Arunachal

Continuous rain in the last couple of days has triggered flood-like situation in several districts of Arunachal Pradesh, including the state capital.

Published: 22nd April 2016 01:27 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd April 2016 01:27 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

ITANAGAR: Continuous rain in the last couple of days has triggered flood-like situation in several districts of Arunachal Pradesh, including the state capital.

Rain continues to wreck havoc in Namsai and Changlang districts with reports of rising water of the Noa Dehing and the Jengthu rivers inundating fresh areas besides damaging several flood protection embankments, officials said.        

According to an official report from Namsai, incessant downpour yesterday deteriorated the flood scenario in the district with both Noa Dehing and Jengthu rivers flowing above the danger mark. The flood water of the rivers had inundated human habitation and agricultural fields besides damaging many embankments.          

Three more households have been shifted to safe shelters from Silatoo Kachari village. Affected villagers are also being shifted from Wingseng Nongtaw village, the report said, adding, flood water has been reportedly entering Dirak Miri village area.          

The district administration has strengthened the relief and rescue operations.     

Heavy erosion continued at Silatoo Khampti, New Silatoo, Kakoni, Silatoo Kachari, Mahadevpur-I, Waisali, Krishnapur, Mahaloni, Ekorani, Rajabeel, Dirakmiri, Lekang Gohain, Dharampur, Murti Camp, Kherbari, Deobeel, Philobari and Nampong villages.  

A report from Diyun in Changlang district said following incessant rain, the water level of the Noa Dehing river is continuously rising putting human lives and property at stake with the destruction of the only embankment resulting inundation of more houses, plantations and lands.  

In Dumpani village, the lone embankment of the Noa Dihing was eroded last afternoon and the river inundated the village creating an island where 29 families were stranded.            

With the assistance of the Administration and paramilitary forces, women and children were evacuated and provided shelters at the Dumpani club.  

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