9th Jul 2017 10:07:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

Torrential rainfall for the past few days has left a trail of devastation in many parts of the state. Road communication has been severed and land inundated by rising water levels of rivers and streams.

Yomgo flowing above danger level, leaves trail of devastations along its banks

AALO, Jul 9: The Yomgo River is in full spate and flowing above the danger level causing damages to homesteads and inundating agricultural fields along its banks on Saturday night at around 9PM. At least around 15 Granaries including few dwelling houses, poultry farm etc has been affected.

Residents along the river banks were alerted and had to flee to safer places in the night. The District Administration, Army of 1st Bihar Regiment and police were quick to respond to evacuate few elderly women and men at Rana Ghat through boats. The Indian Army of Ist Bihar Regiment and local youths used their boats and country made boats to evacuate the people at around 1.30 am.

Water also entered the recently inaugurated TT Tourist Lodge. Though no loss of life is reported but trails of devastations is visible right from Wak village to Siyom Colony. More reports on flood devastations are yet to arrive from many places.

Deputy Commissioner West Siang, Gamli Padu along with DDMO and other officers made detail spot visits to the affected areas. Water level has receded drastically this morning. It is fortunate that when Yomgo River was 
at its full fury last night, Sipu was at its normal course and this morning, Sipu Rvier was found in spate and Yomgo river receded otherwise both rivers at their full fury would have caused more damages to houses and low lying areas situated in their confluence. 

Heavy rain fall over the past few days have caused excessive damages in West Siang District. Roads have been blocked and severely damaged in various parts of the district. Continuous rains have also resulted in the Yomgo river to rise above the danger level which is posing a serious threat to lives and properties in low lying areas.

 WRC fields in Kabu which is an adjacent village to Aalo and Kamba circle have been completely damaged. As the IMD has predicted severe rainfall for the next few days, the threat from rising water level of Yomgo is imminent.

Meanwhile, official AAPSU representative from West Siang district, Marli Kamki has strongly appealed to the state government to take immediate steps to mitigate the crisis and at the same time depute necessary men and machines to thwart any eventualities. Further, the Centre has been urged to depute a NDRF team and station it at Aalo. 

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
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