ROING, Sep 21: A record rainfall of 836.69 mm over the last six days (September 16 to 21) has lashed Lower Dibang Valley district and the flood situation is likely to worsen if the showers do not subside in coming days.
The increase in water level of rivers and nallahs has flooded residential areas at Simari, Iduli, Abali, Idili and Bolung villages.
The condition is grim at Moying, Baksek, Sekbuk, Kaling and Tapar areas of Bolung village where more than 50 houses have been submerged forcing people to vacate their houses and endangering the lives of many livestock like pigs, hens, goats and cattle.
People are using country boats made of bamboo to go out from their houses at Bolung. A temporary relief camp has been set up at Panchayat hall by the district administration where the evacuated people have been sheltered for the time being.
At Anpum village under Paglam circle, the situation has been worsened with half of the village is on the verge of submergence by the water of Dotung river flowing into the village. A quarter of Medical department has been completely submerged and the staff with his belongings has been shifted to the Panchayat building. Some of the villagers have been evacuated to school building but the Paglam Sec School building is also under submergence due to which Sec Schools at Paglam and Anpum have been closed until the water level recedes.
Many agricultural fields of paddy and ginger cultivation fields in foothills areas like Koronu, Simari and low lying areas of Jia, Ithili, Idili, Bolung, Parbuk, Kangkong, Katan were flooded with rain waters. Micro irrigation project sites at Moying, Jengpater and Gene areas were also damaged.
Rivers like Deopani at Roing and Sisiri river at 14 Km along Bomjir to Bizari road and Sine river at Dambuk are flowing above the danger level. Dibang river overflowing Kodong ghat near Bomjir is posing a threat to Bomjir village.
Village Links road connecting Iduli, Rukmo and Kabang villages with the district headquarter has been disrupted due to washing away of a culvert at Aba Nallah day before yesterday.
The approach road to a bridge linking new Abali with Jia over Getek river was also washed away in the same night. Village link road between new Abali to old Abali and Horupahar area has been cut off due to washing away of the approach road to steel bridge yesterday. The approach road at steel bridge over Jia river at Parbuk connecting Kabang village via Parbuk has been damaged.
Remote administrative headquarters like Dambuk, Hunli, Desali, Paglam and Koronu are cut off from the district headquarters for last several days. The district headquarters is also cut off as the ferry service from Sadiya to Dhola Ghat has been temporarily suspended due to spate in Brahmaputra river and the alternate route via Tezu – Parsuramkhund is also disrupted due to collapse of a culvert near Islampur at Assam.
Eving Yirang, SDO, Dambuk informed that many patients and candidates who are scheduled to appear in IRBn/APPBn interview/viva-voce at Roing on September 24 are stranded at Dambuk due to blockade of surface road communication since September 14 last and sought help of the govt for special sortie service.
To review the flood situation in the district, DC Garima Gupta has called an emergency meeting of all the HoDs at her office chamber today. A control room has been opened in the district headquarters with telephone no 222228 in order to monitor the flood situation in the district.
The DC also directed all the HoDs to remain in the station and not to leave the district headquarters without prior approval. (DIPRO)



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