Surface transport in many districts of Arunachal affected
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 16:42
Itanagar: Surface communication in several districts of Arunachal Pradesh has been disrupted following the first wave of monsoon flood triggered by incessant rainfall during the past couple of days, official sources said here Wednesday.

The water level of Lohit and Dehing River in Lohit and Anjaw districts have increased by two meters posing serious threats to the habitations in the catchments areas, the sources said.

Landslides triggered by flashflood de-linked Hawai, the headquarters of Anjaw district from the rest of the state on Monday besides washing away a primary school building and a few dwelling houses near Hayuliang.

Incessant rain for the last four days aggravated by heavy hailstorm caused the hazard that has affected the power supply in Hawai and blocked the Hayuliang-Wallong?Kibithoo road, deputy commissioner C S Jeinow said.

However, no casualty has been reported.

Heavy incessant downpour accompanied by storms since March 19 last has disturbed normal life in Lohit district. While surface communication between Tezu and Tinsukia via Parsuram Kund, and between Alubari Ghat and Tezu to Sunpura have been cut off.

The BRTF has restored the roads temporarily, sources said.

Lohit deputy commissioner R K Sharma has directed civil supplies department to store sufficient buffer stocks of essential items in anticipation of an emergency situation. No loss of life or property has been reported so far.

In Namsai subdivision under Lohit district around 3000 people in Dharampur, Ronaglibheel, Rajabheel and Lekang Miri villages were marooned after flood waters breached the embankment constructed by the villagers.

In Sagalee under Papum Pare district, strong winds over two days since March 21 last have damaged many buildings.


First Published: Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 16:42

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