Itanagar: The flood situation in Arunachal Pradesh improved on Wednesday as rains lessened and most of the major rivers and their tributaries showed a receding trend.
Official sources said 35 mm rainfall was recorded in worst-affected Lohit district since Tuesday and Tezu, its headquarters remained cut-off for the eighth consecutive day.
With the improvement in the situation people have started returning to their villages from relief camps. However, all the 24 relief camps in the district are still functional, the sources said.
A person who was missing was rescued yesterday in a critical condition and has been admitted to the district hospital for treatment.
Incessant rainfall since the past one week has left a trail of destruction in the low-lying and hilly regions of Lower Dibang Valley district.
A total 400 to 500 acres of agriculture land has been affected, especially at ‘Bis camp’ and ‘Dunabari’ area of Anpum-Paglam circle and all harvested crops were destroyed in the heavy rains and all cattle belonging to the local people were carried away by the flood water, the sources said.
The road connecting Anpum and Bizari was washed away by waters from Sissiri river at several points. The wooden bridge that had served as the only route to agricultural areas of Anpum-Bizari was also damaged.
Water borne diseases like diarrhoea and malaria were spreading in the area and help of the district medical department was sought to check the situation, the sources said.
In the affected Roing circle, the worst hit areas are Koronu, Abali, Arungo, Iduli, Chidu-Kebali, the sources added.


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