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Arunachal Pradesh: Heavy rain lashes Leparada district

Updated on: 25 June,2024 02:19 PM IST  |  Itanagar
mid-day online correspondent |

A landslide triggered by heavy rain blocked the Aalo-Pangin Pasighat road in Siang district, officials said

Arunachal Pradesh: Heavy rain lashes Leparada district

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Arunachal Pradesh: Heavy rain lashes Leparada district

Heavy rains lashed Arunachal Pradesh's Leparada district and several acres of crops have been submerged by water, an official said on Tuesday, reported the PTI.

According to the PTI, a landslide triggered by heavy rain blocked the Aalo-Pangin Pasighat road in Siang district, the officials said.

Leparada District Disaster Management Officer (DDMO) T Pema said that the officials of the district administration are assessing the situation, arising out of continuous downpour, the news agency reported on Tuesday.

She said that officials are visiting wet rice cultivation fields submerged by water following heavy downpour.

The DDMO appealed to people living near river banks, and landslide-prone zones to move to safer locations.

"We are keeping a strict vigil in the flooded areas", she added, as per the PTI.

A landslide disrupted road communication in Siang district near Yeksing, blocking the Aalo-Pangin-Pasighat road.

Several commercial and private vehicles are stranded on both sides of the highway, as a huge pile of debris blocked the road, officials said.

Odisha govt asks collectors to remain prepared for possible flood situation

Meanwhile, the Odisha government has asked all district collectors and municipal commissioners to remain fully prepared for probable flood situation in the monsoon season, according to the PTI.

In a letter to all collectors and municipal commissioners, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Satyabrata Sahu on Monday said IMD has forecasted that an intense spell of rainfall due to active monsoon would occur throughout the state from June 26.

"As a result, there may be instances of flash floods, flood like situation, waterlogging and landslides at different locations. Keeping this in mind, you are requested to take immediate action," Sahu told the collectors.

He said the field-level functionaries should not leave the headquarters and they should be deployed in strategic locations of flash flood or waterlogging and ready to meet any eventuality.

As low-lying areas in urban pockets may have waterlogging and roads may be submerged, the SRC directed the urban local bodies (ULBs) to keep the drains and storm water channels decongested and deploy adequate dewatering pumps.

In case of very heavy rain, movement of vehicles on submerged roads should be regulated and people in low-lying areas may be shifted to safer locations temporarily, he advised.

The SRC also asked for pre-positioning of water pumps with generators in low-lying areas susceptible to waterlogging.

"Ensure supervision of weak and vulnerable points in river and canal embankments. Flood fighting materials may be pre-positioned at such places. Drainage clearance must be ensured for free flow of rainwater," he directed.

According to IMD Bhubaneswar Centre's bulletin, heavy rainfall is expected in the districts of Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Gajapati, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Kalahandi and Koraput on June 26.

Some places of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khurda, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Gajapati, Mayurbhanj, and Keonjhar districts would also experience thunderstorm and lightning on Wednesday, it said.

(with PTI inputs) 

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