Massive damages of dwelling houses and standing crops reported across the Papaum Pare district of Arunachal Pradesh in the hailstorm hit on Wednesday evening.
By Manoj Singh
More than 557 dwelling houses have been damaged completely and partially in the devastating hailstorm hit Papum Pare district and in capital complex on April 25 evening .
Report from various sources reveal that 179 in Banderdewa, Tarasso-70, Lower Balijan-36, Upper Balijan-23, Capital-248 dwelling houses have been damaged while several electric poles and trees were uprooted.
Minister Urban development, Nabam Rebia and Parliamentary Secretary (UD, TP, PWD etc) Techi Kaso visited storm affected area in their respective assembly constituency today.
Nabam Rebia visited Banderdewa Circle which include Karasingsa area, Dobum village alongwith team of officers led by CO Banderdewa CO, Likha Yach Debia, ZPM KIpa Uruni, IMC Councillor Tai Tassung and made physical inspection of the following damages by storm.
In Banderdewa villages a 137 houses partially and 42 houses Completely Damaged. Some electric poles and trees were also uprooted in between Karsingsa & Banderdcwa highway.
At Pichola. Tani hapa. Gorubandha village wherein it is found that 64 partially affected residence & 01 electric pole damaged/uprooted but no loss of any life.
In Durpang village. crops is damaged in large scale but losses could not be ascertain as of now other than that 35 nos of house’s CGI sheets blown away and in Chessa-I Boys hostel of Govt School is in roofless. Further, Some Govt. Quarters in Sonajuli affected.
The worst affected areas after storm are Karsingsa, Pichola, Tani Hapa & Durpang of Banderdcwa Administrative unit Overall affected houses are 334 along with some plantations/crops.
ZPM Tarasso Nabam Eka inform that hailstorm have damages many household roofless. 12 houses damaged, Lower Tarasso-15, Ramghat-10, Bormai-15, Dariabill-18 while partially damages houses are reported to be 25 nos beside completely and major damages hoses in Tarasso Circle are 70 nos.
Report of damaged of houses from Lower Balijan area have also come in. Lower Balijan ZPM Tana Puna Tara inform that in Hollongi-5, Tengabari-5, Balijan-2, Chessa-Sunajuli area -3, Chakma Block 10-12, Chakma Block 5-7, Chakma Block 2-2 and more than thirty houses have been partially damaged while heavily damage housed are around 36.
Upper Balijan ZPM Gollo Takam said that he alaongwith the team of officers of the Circle visited the Upper Blaijan Circle and found that cyclone and hailstorm have damaged many houses in the area, heavily damages housed are found in Khamir 1 where the house have been damages after a huge tree fell down on the house however no one have been affected, Jote-7, Tapiaso-6, Yadang-4, Rushi-5 and a total of housed damaged badly are 23 and partially damages are countless.
In capital local MLA Techi Kaso alongwith IMC Councillor Techi mema, Tatung Tania, Taba Yall Nabam also paid visit to various parts of the Itanagar township in Ward NO-1, 2, 3, 4,5,7 and distributed few relief materials with some cash for immediate restoration of their dwelling houses.
BJP Vice President Tame Phassang also visited and distributed relief to the victims.
Meanwhile Capital district Unit BJP President Tarh Sopping who alongwith his team visited several parts of capital complex and console the victims and appal the district administration, local MLA Techi Kaso and state government to provide immediate relief and for restoration at the eeriest.
A press release issued from the Capital district administration said that Cyclonic wind that hit the Capital city has caused extensive damage as per reports 248 dwelling units were partially damaged and 106 dwelling units fully damaged.
Four electrical poles were damaged that disrupted the power supply in the Capital. Several plantations were damaged too. Power supply has been restored today morning.
The DDMO Moromi Dodum Sonam further informed that relief items would be distributed once the formal officials modalities are completed.
The Deputy Commissioner Itanagar Capital Complex Prince Dhawan has urged the denizens to remain calm and prepared for any kind of eventuality. He reiterated his request to people residing in low lying areas near river banks and landslide prone areas to evacuate immediately to safer places as with the onset of monsoon these areas can be unsafe for life and property. Dhawan also requested the people to stay indoors during thunderstorm or cyclone.
The following numbers of Emergency Operating Centre (EOC) ICC, can be contacted in case of any exigencies. DDMO- 8787336331, FO-8794765727