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NSDMA issues weather alert; forecasts heavy rains with strong winds

Dimapur, May 27: The Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) has forecasted that thunderstorm with lightning accompanied with gusty wind speed between 30-40 kmph is very likely to occur at Wokha, Zunheboto, Kiphire, Mokokchung, Longleng, Mon and Tuensang. However, normal rain and thundershowers will continue in the remaining parts of the state which is expected to become intense and last for few days.
In a weather update issued for the coming days in coordination with Regional Meteorological Centre, Guwahati, the NSDMA said heavy to very heavy rainfall activity is expected in the State over the following week. Several other weather conditions will be seen during this time along with hefty showers, it alerted.
In the next few days, Nagaland will experience heavy rains and strong winds and also the possibility of flash floods, as well as landslides. Lightning strikes will also be a common feature during this time and these showers are expected to continue over the state of Nagaland till June 7.
The NSDMA alerted all the District Disaster Management Authorities (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.
The NSDMA also urged the public to be vigilant during this monsoon period from lightning, gusty winds and thunderstorms. It requested the 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)