PASIGHAT, Sep 14: The Siang river is flowing above the danger level in East Siang district.
The river is flowing above the danger mark since Thursday night, and floodwater has already entered the low-lying areas of Pasighat.
On Thursday, the water level of the river was 153.93 m, which was just below the danger level. According to the flood division of the water resources department (WRD), “There has been heavy downpour in the hilly areas, due to which major tributaries of the Siang river are flooded.”
All the rivers in the state are in spate following heavy rains across the state, with most of them flowing either above the danger mark or showing a rising trend.
The East Siang district administration and the WRD have advised the people residing on the river banks and those in low-lying areas to be alert to any emergency situation.
The nearby residents of Seram, Borguli, Kongkul Sigar, Mer, and Namsing have been shifted to a safer place.
MP Ninong Ering visited the flood-affected areas, and sanctioned Rs 5 lakhs.
The MP later tweeted that the there has been an unprecedented rise in the river’s water level which is posing a threat to humans and livestock.