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Incessant rains across Nagaland pour adversity on several Districts

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, JUNE 23: Incessant rains across Nagaland in the last few days have caused major landslides in at least 4 districts cutting off roads and damaging public and private properties.
According to damage report released by the Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA), damages were reported by District Disaster Management Authority, Peren, within Tening Sub-Division and Athibung Sub-Division. Road blockages along Kohima-Leikie road and NEC road were reported due to landslide/mudslide. Machineries available in the Sub-Division were pressed into action for immediate road clearance to facilitate movement of people and essential goods, the report said.
However, major relief intervention remains to be deployed in respect of destruction to public infrastructure and property, damage to private residences and hanging bridges, which serve as lifelines to many villages. “Unless there is immediate intervention, further damages are likely to worsen the existing situation especially in respect of community assets”, it said.
NSDMA said reports have also been received from Noklak District that due to the recent thunderstorms and incessant rain, major landslides have occurred at Panyangan Sector, High School Sector, Danlepdong Sector, Nokyan B Village, Nokyan Village, Dem Sector and Kaongao Sector. Evacuation of affected families is being carried out presently by the District Disaster Management Authority, it said.
The report said on the night of June 21, heavy rainfall caused landslides at Nokhu approach road blocking the route to more than 20 villages. “As the rain continues incessantly in the district, the common people have been put in grave danger”, it said. At present, the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), Noklak, is carrying out road clearance operations in the affected areas.
DDMA, Phek, also reported major landslides between Khomi and Pholami road, Chizami and Mesulimi, Meluri, Lozaphuho and Lanye villages. Available machineries have been pressed into action for immediate clearance of the road blockages and the DDMA has advised all commuters to travel with caution on these routes as more major landslides are expected with the continuous downpour.
The DDMA, Wokha, has also advised all commuters travelling towards Chukitong to Doyang Bridge to avoid taking the route as landslides in the area have been reported.
(Page News Service)

Landslides partially damage at Noklak
DIMAPUR, JUNE 23: Landslides were reported to have occurred in Noklak on Thursday around 3.30 a.m., at Kaongao sector, Noklak; Nokyan village and Dem sector.
The landslides damaged a house partially ~ bathrooms and a toilet were washed away, and also caused roadblocks.
The district administration has suggested immediate road clearance and evacuation of affected family members.
As the rain continues to pour heavily in the district, the common people have been put in danger and causing hurdles to daily activities the DDMA is taking all possible means to mitigate the situation.
Participation of line Departments, stakeholders, and communities is much more needed in this hour of hardship, DDMA personnel said. (Page News Service)

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