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Flood creates havoc in Aruchal district

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  20 July 2016 12:00 AM GMT

FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT

Itagar, July 19: Incessant rain in the past couple of days has thrown life out of gear at msai district of Aruchal Pradesh with Noa Dihing River along with its tributaries flowing above the danger mark. All the low lying areas in the district have been submerged while water of Noa Dihing River near the bridge point had diverted towards Silatoo, Mahadevpur-I and Mahadevpur-IV villages, msai DC R K Sharma informed.

Flood water also entered Diak Miri village and affected 55 dwellers. Reports of massive soil erosion along with loss of public and private properties were being received from various pockets of the district. Hectares of cultivated land especially paddy fields have totally been submerged by the flood water. Actual loss can be ascertained only when flood water recedes, the DC said. The district administration has deputed NDRF team to shift the people from all affected areas.

DC Sharma visited the affected areas and persolly monitored the flood situation. Lekang EAC, H N Dubey, district disaster magement officer and officials from different departments visited the flood affected areas of Lekang circle.

Further, relief camps have been set up at New Silatoo and Mahadevpur-I and essential items have been provided from the district administration. People from affected houses have been shifted to relief camp. msai DMO and DVO have been also directed to visit the affected areas and to keep vigil to curb out any possible epidemic in an around the affected villages. Fishermen have been also warned to refrain to go to the rivers, Sharma added.

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