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IMD’s Orange Alert: Heavy Rainfall Expected in Arunachal Pradesh from 22nd-26th August

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an important alert for Arunachal Pradesh, indicating the likelihood of heavy to very heavy rainfall between the 22nd and 26th of August. The alert falls under the ‘Orange’ category, indicating the potential for significant weather events that could impact daily life, transportation, and safety in the region.

Understanding the Orange Alert

An ‘Orange’ weather alert is a vital communication from IMD that highlights the possibility of adverse weather conditions. In this case, Arunachal Pradesh is expected to witness isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall, with expected precipitation ranging between 115.6 mm to 204.4 mm. These levels of rainfall can lead to localized flooding, landslides, and disruptions in communication and transportation.

The Importance of Preparedness

Given the nature of the alert, it is essential for residents of Arunachal Pradesh to stay informed and take precautionary measures. Here are some steps to consider:

  • Stay Updated: Keep a close watch on weather forecasts and updates from reliable sources. IMD and local authorities will provide real-time information on the evolving weather situation.
  • Avoid Unnecessary Travel: If possible, avoid unnecessary travel during the alert period. Waterlogged roads and landslides could make road conditions hazardous.
  • Secure Belongings: Take preventive measures to secure your property, especially if you live in flood-prone areas. Elevate important belongings and documents to prevent water damage.
  • Emergency Kit: Prepare an emergency kit with essentials like non-perishable food, water, medical supplies, flashlights, and batteries.
  • Stay Informed: Follow official social media channels and news outlets for updates from local authorities and emergency services.

IMD’s Reliable Forecasting

IMD’s expertise in weather forecasting enables them to issue timely alerts that assist individuals, communities, and authorities in making informed decisions. These alerts play a crucial role in minimizing risks associated with adverse weather events.

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