Heavy rains, strong winds to hit Nagaland for next 12 days

Heavy rains, strong winds to hit Nagaland for next 12 days

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Dimapur, June 30: Nagaland will experience heavy rains and strong winds with the possibility of flash floods, as well as landslides from July 1 to 12.
According to a weather update issued by the Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA), Home Department in coordination with Regional Meteorological Centre, Guwahati, the 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 July 7 to 10.
The NSDMA informed that 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 advised the need 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.
The NSDMA 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. It also requested all the DDMAs and other line departments responsible to attend to any emergencies caused by natural calamities to be on alert to save lives and properties during this monsoon period.
(Page News Service)