After Kerala, Now Flood-Hit Northeast India Needs Your Help

Following the devastating floods that ravaged Kerala earlier this month, heavy rains have left regions of the Northeast reeling under floods. In Nagaland, 12 people have died in the past month as heavy rains triggered floods and landslides. Over 3,000 people have been displaced from their homes.

According to officials, several major roads in the state, including NH-29 have been cut off. Officials also reported that there is a power failure due to the rising water level at the Doyang hydro-electric project.

Seeking help, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio had tweeted on Wednesday:

President Ram Nath Kovind also urged authorities to take stock of the situation and pool efforts to aid Nagaland.

Additionally, Arunachal Pradesh is facing a flood-like situation due to the swelling Siang River (Tsangpo in China, Brahmaputra in Assam). On Friday, the Indian Air Force (IAF) rescued 19 people who were trapped on a river island in East Siang district. The situation arose after China released 9020 cusecs of water from Tsangpo River due to heavy rainfall in the country. Reportedly, Tsangpo has broken a 150-year record with swollen waters in China.

In Mebo, Arunachal Pradesh, large scale erosion has already washed away 15 houses in the Seram-Ramku village. An alert has been sounded in downstream areas, including Assam, which has already taken precautionary measures.

Nagaland remains one of the worst-hit places in the Northeast, where authorities pegged the damages at around Rs 800 crore. The CM has now listed the bank account details for donations: