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The Capital Complex district administration has appealed the people to be careful and stay alert over the likelihood of heavy rainfall in the next two to three days, as predicted by the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The IMD has warned of heavy to very heavy rainfall in various parts of northeast including the state till July 12.

Capital Complex deputy commissioner Komkar Dulom on Saturday said the district administration has already started identifying people staying at vulnerable locations and landslide and flood prone areas and shifting them to relief camps.

“Notices have been served to the people to shift to relief camps to avert any kind of disaster. Basic relief materials would be provided by the district administration at the relief camps,” the DC said.

The DC said many schools in the capital region have also been designated as temporary relief camps.

“The Government Higher Secondary School at Kankernallah and Gyan Ganga Vidyapeeth in Itanagar has already started to function as relief camps. Few other schools have also been kept in standby for the purpose,” he said.

For relief camps, extra assistant commissioner (EAC) Lod Takkar and district disaster management officer Moromi Dodum Sonam have been assigned to look after Itanagar while Naharlagun EAC Likha Radh and circle officer Moyir Kato have been assigned to look after the camps at Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa.

Denizens of the capital have been further has to call toll free no 1077 or 878-7336331, 9436415828 of the district emergency operating centre in case of any emergencies.


Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: