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The incessant rain from last four days has adversely affected normal life in the Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh.

Roads are being blocked by falling of trees, landslide in the mountain side, flood in all the rivers while water supply and electricity have also been snapped.

In connection with the incessant rain and possible flash flood and other natural calamities associated with it, the East Siang District Administration has already issued a directive to all the citizens of East Siang, especially the people settling in and around the Siang river near PI Line, Jarku, Jarkong, 2 Mile, Berung, Jampani and low lying/downstream villages under Mebo sub-division.

The district administration has also asked all its linked and concerned department to remain alert to tackle with any untoward incidents out of possible natural calamities.

Talking at the sideline of possible flash flood in Siang River, additional deputy commissioner (HQ), Pasighat, Tatdo Borang said that, the flow of the river and its level has not crossed its danger level.

“However, we have already alerted our officers and department concerned and have also selected some evacuation sites in case of any emergency situation.

“At the same time, we are requesting all the general public not to collect any driftwood from the Siang river bank which works as a natural protection of erosion at times, he further said.

“We have seen people defying orders and directives, but we appeal our conscious citizen to discourage such practice of collecting driftwood”, added Borang.

The district administration has also directed the people not to go for fishing and venture around the Siang river bank.

Meanwhile, all other rivers and rivulets are also in full surge due to the incessant rain.

The water supply pipeline near Silluk village under Mebo Sub-Division passing through Sukan Nolah, a seasonal river, was also damaged today which would affect water supply to Silluk village and others.

The known troubling rivers like Siku, Sisar, Taratamak, Tolon Korong/Pagla Nadi are all in surge and are likely to cause more damages if rain continues for more days.

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