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NAGALAND TO EXPERIENCE HEAVY RAINS/STRONG WINDS

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The Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA), Home Department in coordination with Regional Meteorological Centre, Guwahati has issued weather updates for the coming days.

Nagaland will experience heavy rains and strong winds with the possibility of flash floods, as well as landslides from 1st to 12th of July 2020. Second half of this period is expected to get more intense than the former. During this period, thundershowers and lighting accompanied with heavy rains is expected in the districts of Mon, Mokokchung, Longleng, Tuensang, Peren, Phek, Kiphire and Zunheboto. State Capital Kohima is likely to have moderate to heavy rains from 7th to 10th July 2020.

Nagaland’s major river Dhanasiri, a tributary of Brahmaputra may have large flow of water as river Brahmaputra is above the danger level at many places due to the prolonged spell of heavy rain in Assam and Arunachal. It is therefore important to take necessary precautionary measures during this time as most rivers of the state are North-South flow and may overflow because of intense rains in the catchment areas.

Through this press release, NSDMA, Home Department has urged the public to be vigilant and not to shelter under large trees and near the river banks to prevent unnecessary risk to life from lightning and flash flood. NSDMA has requested all the DDMAs and other line departments who are responsible to attend to any emergencies caused by natural calamities and to be on alert to save lives and properties during this monsoon period.        

(DIPR)