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Arunachal CM Issues Red Alert, Extreme Rainfall Expected

Arunachal Pradesh

The IMD has issued a red alert for Arunachal Pradesh due to a forecast of exceptionally heavy rainfall. Chief Minister Pema Khandu has asked the people of the state to take all necessary precautions and avoid isolated and vulnerable areas.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, the IMD has predicted thunderstorms with lightning and exceptionally heavy rainfall in certain areas of the districts of Papum Pare and West Kameng, as well as in certain areas of East Kameng and Pakke-Kessang.

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It has also forecasted isolated areas to experience lightning-filled thunderstorms and exceptionally heavy rainfall during that time in the districts of Kurung Kumey, Lower Subansiri, Shi-Yomi, West Siang, Lohit, Changlang, Tirap, and Longding.

Thunderstorms with lightning and very heavy rainfall are also likely to occur in Pakke-Kessang, Papum Pare, Siang, Lohit, East Kameng, West Kameng, Kurung Kumey, West Siang and Lower Dibang Valley districts on May 29 and 30, the IMD said.

“@Indiametdept has issued a red alert for the next three days with a prediction of thunderstorms with lightning and extremely heavy rainfall in Papumpare, West Kameng, East Kameng, and Pakke-Kessang districts. I request everyone to take all precautionary measures and avoid vulnerable and isolated locations,” Khandu posted on X.

In case of any emergency, please contact the district administration, the chief minister said in another social media post.

Heavy rainfall may trigger landslides, leading to temporary road blockages, and flashfloods that may cause damage to kutcha roads and vulnerable infrastructures, the IMD has cautioned and advised people to avoid going to landslide-prone areas.

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