23rd May 2020 10:05:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

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Pasighat, May 23: Due to torrential rain in the region, water level in the Siang River continued to rise creating havoc for the people living nearby.
Water in the Siang River is flowing in full swing after a couple of days of rainfall and has reached a record rise of 150.61 meter which is just below the danger level of 153.96 meter till evening today.
The increased level of the Siang is the highest ever recorded in the beginning of monsoon this year as it is nearing the danger level flow of 153.96 meter, a Water Resource Department official informed.
Last year due to flash flood in the Siang River, residents of Seram village were shifted to safer places and the villagers of Mebo sub-division of East Siang had to construct anti-conversion as a protection measures to protect their houses and agriculture.
 Meanwhile, the concern authority has issued an alert notice to the dwellers of the said area and has asked them to remain calm as the water level is still below the danger point. District Administration has also issued an advisory to all general public to refrain  from venturing into the river for fishing, swimming etc to avoid any eventualities.  
According to weather forecast, there is a chance of light to moderate rainfall at most places with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall over East Siang district but there is no reason to panic, stated DC Dr. Singh. 
However, people living in low laying areas (Both left and right banks) like Jarku, Paglek, Jarkong, Banskota, Berung, Sigar, Borguli, Seram, Kongkul, Namsing and Mer etc must be on alert and adopt safety measures. 

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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