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146 families displaced in Aruchal floods

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 Sep 2015 12:00 AM GMT

From our correspondent

Itagar, September 10: At least 146 families rendered homeless in the recent wave of flood at Lower Dibang Valley district with report of 103 dwellings being washed out by flood water. Under the direction of DC Ravi Dhawan, a team from District Disaster Magement Agency headed by DDMO Alokong Perme and accompanied by two veteriry doctors visited the flood affected villages on Tuesday, an official communiqué informed here today. The team visited all the flood affected areas at Paglam, Keba, Kaling-I, Kaling-II and the worse hit Anpum and Loklung villages under Paglam circle. “The flood has caused extensive damaged beyond imagition. There is a change in the landscape of the area as the water volume is even larger than the Dibang River due to merging of three rivers Dotung, Sisar and Dibang,” informed Perme. “Though rainfall has suspended but the erosion continues as 103 houses have been completely washed out by the flood water and another 43 houses have been dismantled by the villagers to avert from being washed away and to protect the construction materials from being washed away,” he added. Perme further informed that the Loklung Primary School which was situated at the center of the village is in the middle of the river. The doctors treated and vaccited many animals and poultry birds at Paglam and Anpum village even as report of outbreak of foot and mouth disease among the cattle due to flood. “Officials of agriculture and veteriry are also working in war footing to ascertain the details of damages made to livestock and agricultural fields in the flood affected area. However, as most of the agricultural fields are located in the other bank, the officials are facing difficulties in making assessment,” the DDMO added.

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