DHEMAJI, June 21 - Heavy rainfall in the Siang hills of Arunachal Pradesh last night caused swelling of the rivers in Dhemaji district, which created flood fury in 21 villages that fall under three revenue circles in the district.
Surging waters of the Jiyadhal river entered into new rural areas under Dhemaji Circle. Flood waters surrounded Jiyadhal Tinghoriya village this morning and made 40 people stranded. Later, NDRF jawans deployed in the area rescued the marooned persons along with their belongings.
The administration earlier set up two relief camps on June 16, out of which the camp at Hesuli LP School under Dhemaji circle is still running with accommodation to 60 inmates. The district administration has been supplying food and other essential items to the affected people living in the relief camp.
On the other hand, turbulent waters of the Gainadi caused by overnight heavy downpour breached its dyke on the right bank this morning and flooded 10 villages under Sissiborgaon Circle.
In the meantime, the Water Resource Department has engaged men and machine to repair the breached portion, though success was yet to be achieved.
On the other hand, overflowing waters of the Siang river entered Berachapori area in Jonai Revenue Circle and inundated nine villages. However, the villagers did not leave their habitation.
As per a District Disaster Management Agency (DDMA) report, about 10,653 ruralites in 21 villages have been affected by the third wave of floods this year.