Rains create havoc in Arunachal Pradesh

Fri 22 Apr 2016, 14:59:36

Several districts of Arunachal Pradesh, including the state capital has experience continous rain in the last couple of days.. 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 on Thursday 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.

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