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Nagaland not to be directly impacted by Cyclone ‘Amphan’: NSDMA


But thunder squalls with severe lightning expected in next few days
Dimapur, May 19: The Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) has informed that Nagaland will not be directly impacted by the super cyclonic storm ‘Amphan’. However scattered rain and thundershowers particularly during evening and night will be a common feature for the next few days.
In a weather update issued today with regards to the Cyclone ‘Amphan’, the NSDMA informed that there will be a spike in the weather activity over Nagaland gradually from May 20 onwards and last till May 28 or till May 31. Thunder squalls with severe lightning are also expected during the period, it informed.
The weather update issued in coordination with the IMD, Regional Office Guwahati informed that Cyclone ‘Amphan” will make landfall over coastal West Bengal near Digha on May 20 between 2 am to 6 pm. The cyclone will rapidly weaken after crossing the coast and within 12 hours, it will move across Bangladesh. The cyclone will then weaken to a depression and thereafter to a low pressure while moving across Meghalaya, lower Assam and western half of Arunachal Pradesh.
“The State of Nagaland will not be directly impacted with this storm,” it said.
The NSDMA alerted 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 period, though the State is engaged in the fight against COVID-19 outbreak.
The NSDMA also urged the public to be vigilant during this period from lightning, gusty winds and thunderstorms. It requested public not to shelter under large trees and near the river banks to prevent unnecessary risk to life from lightning and flash flood. (Page News Service)