Flood situation critical in Arunachal

Itanagar: The flood situation continued to be critical in Arunachal Pradesh as the overflowing Noa Dehing river today submerged the National Highway-52 at Namsai district.

More than 100 families at Lekang village in the district and Jairampur sub-division in Changlang district were rendered homeless in the fresh wave of flood, an official report said.

Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, along with Namsai MLA Chow Zingnu Namchoom and officials, visited the flood affected villages of Dirak Miri, Rajabeel, Silatoo, Eraloni and Mahadevpur IV to take stock of the situation.

The flood situation under Chongkham circle also remained grim as the water levels of the Lohit, Kamlang, Berreng, Tengapani rivers and its tributaries are rapidly increasing.

The submergence of the NH-52 at Namsai district worsened the situation.

According to a report from East Siang district, rain water wreaked havoc in residential areas in Pasighat town flooding low-lying areas including Lower Banskata, Muriline, Electric colony, Police line and Gumin Nagar. Ruksin town and rural roads in the area were also inundated by rain water.

At Jairampur in Changlang district, the Namchick river is still flowing above the danger level posing threat to many areas.

The situation in Lohit district also remained grim in many places due to heavy rains.

Deputy Commissioner Danish Ashraf took stock of the food stock, water supply and machinery, like earth movers and dumpers, available with the Indo-Tibetan Border Police and Border Road Task Force so that the civil administration could take help from them as and when required.