Nagaland Likely To Experience Landslides, Flash Floods Triggered By Heavy Rainfall; High Alert Issued

 

  • NET Web Desk

The Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) has issued a high alert for the possibility of flash floods, landslides, and water logging across the state, particularly along Nagaland’s foothills.

According to NSDMA, the northeastern state has been experiencing continuous rain for about a week, with heavy rainfall totaling 191.25 mm in Dimapur, 351 mm in Peren, and 342 mm in Kohima.

Due to the ongoing torrential rainfall, landslides might occur across several parts of the state. While road blockages are likely to occur in numerous sections of Nagaland; as indicated by NSDMA.

Departments and agencies in charge of maintaining public infrastructure and critical commodities have been advised to make the appropriate preparations and contingency plans to deal with any eventualities that might arise during this period.

During this period, thunderstorm and lightning alongwith widespread rainfall is expected in the districts of Peren, Kohima, Wokha, Mon and Tuensang.

However, light to moderate rain or thunderstorms is very likely to occur in remaining parts of the state which is likely to become intense.

“Due to the protracted run of heavy rain in the hill regions, the Dhansiri and Chathe rivers may have a considerable water flow. The areas bordering these two rivers, such as Domokhia and Dhansari, may be swamped.” – the NSDMA release further reads.

In order to avert unnecessary risk from lightning and flash floods, the NSDMA advised public not to seek shelter under huge trees or picnic near river banks.

All District Disaster Management Authorities (DDMAs) and line departments have been ordered to be on high alert throughout the monsoon season, in order to safeguard lives and property.