Incessant rain wrecks Periezie colony

Incessant rain wrecks Periezie colony
A portion of concrete structure surrounding sunk at Periezie Colony Kohima on August 27.
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Kohima, August 27: Torrential rain for the last several days has created havoc in several parts of state capital while Periezie has been badly affected with at least 45 houses damaged and 7 families evacuated to make shift tent houses.
Interacting with media-persons, Chairman of Periezie Colony, Akhie Liezietsu said the colony situated below Department of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Kohima has severely affected the colony with at least more than 100 houses being affected. However, there has not been any human casualty till date.
He said while most are minor damages but the at least 8 RCC and 37 kutcha houses have been severely damaged while 7 families have been evacuated and sheltered at a make-shift tent house at Khedi Baptist Fellowship, Rüliezou.
Several more houses are on the verge of collapsing, he said adding that some residents are still housing in their partially damaged houses supported by bamboo poles and wooden posts.
Liezietsu informed that landslide in the colony has started since July following the incessant rains attributing it to the landslides at KMC dumping site, which he said, is gradually affecting the colony.
He said plying of vehicles have been completely stopped as the road leading to the colony was completely damaged this morning. Nonetheless, he said that KMC has deployed a JCB to fill the road but still vehicles are unable to ply.
He said beside the private properties, the landslide in his colony is affecting government properties including Rüzhükhrie Government Higher Secondary School, Government Polytechnic, Christ for The Nation Bible College, Directorate of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources and IG Stadium Gate-1.
He also informed that DC Kohima and NSDMA have visited the colony and donated cash and relief materials. With the little money that is being given by generous donors, Liezietsu said the colony is trying to repair the damaged road as the residents; especially the students are facing lots of hardship.
While informing that the colony panchayat has submitted a representation, Liezietsu has urged upon the District Disaster Management Authority, Administration and Government to immediately construct Check Dam down below at the stream lest the colony would face severe destruction.
He also said that the colony has submitted 22 applications seeking relief for families affected by the landslide. (Page News Service)