Arunachal Pradesh news: Cloudburst in Itanagar triggers flood, landslide | WATCH

  • According to details, the cloudburst took place around 10.30 am, which led to landslides in various parts of Itanagar and its adjoining areas.

Written By Saurav Mukherjee
Updated23 Jun 2024, 11:10 PM IST
People driving cars as floods after cloudburst creates a flood-like situation at Arunachal Pradesh's Itanaagar on Sunday.
People driving cars as floods after cloudburst creates a flood-like situation at Arunachal Pradesh’s Itanaagar on Sunday. (ANI)

A cloudburst in Arunachal Pradesh's Itanagar on the morning of 23 June triggered several landslides and a flood-like situation, news agency PTI quoted officials as saying.

Over the last few weeks, the North-Eastern state has been witnessing heavy rains, but the the situation improved in the past two days. The officials added that there was no forecast for rain on Sunday.

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According to details, the cloudburst took place around 10.30 am, which led to landslides in various parts of Itanagar and its adjoining areas. Also, a flood-like situation was witnessed in several stretches of the NH-415, PTI quoted official of the Disaster Management Department as saying.

Apart from this, several vehicles were stranded on the highway and many houses were damaged.

Meanwhile, the Itanagar administration has issued guidelines and asked people not to venture into rivers and landslide-prone areas, adding, they move to safer places in view of the heavy rain.

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The district administration has set up seven designated places as relief camps.

Among other things, Itanagar District Magistrate office has issued emergency contact number list so that more and more people can be rescued.

Sharing the details, The Arunachal Times took to X and also posted some videos of Itanagar cloudburst.

Reports said that numerous houses and vehicles have been damaged due to the floodwaters. Also, authorities are monitoring the situation closely and making efforts to assist affected residents and manage the aftermath of the natural disaster. The local administration has been taking all the necessary steps.

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Earlier, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a weather forecast, stating that heavy rain is very likely to occur at isolated places in Arunachal Pradesh in the next five days.

For the next seven days, IMD has forecast that light to moderate rain is very likely to occur at most places in Arunachal Pradesh.

With agency inputs.

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