CM directs immediate relief
DIMAPUR, MAY 15: Besides Kiphire, four other districts of Nagaland state also reported damages caused by the extreme weather events of Monday evening, informed the Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) today.
In a press release, the NSDMA informed that 15 houses were damaged in Dimapur, specifically in the areas of Ward 8 (Chümoukedima), Chekiye, Senjum, Molvom, Kupuhe, Vihoku, Thaheku and Badumpukhri. The affected areas included a market as well as a school. The NSDMA added that immediate relief has been initiated.
One house was severely damaged in Phek district, while 20 houses were damaged in Chudi, Moilan, Lotsu and Sanis town of Wokha district. Meanwhile, in Tuensang, 32 houses were damaged in Chessore and immediate relief has been initiated.
The NSDMA informed that further assessment of damages is still being carried out to ascertain the actual loss of properties.
“At present, all the stakeholders and all the units of DDMAs are geared up to meet eventualities. But we cannot estimate nature’s fury and only time will tell. We learn from every incident,” the NSDMA said. It therefore urged all line departments, NGOs, and other stakeholders to be vigilant and be prepared for any kind of eventualities in days to come.
In Kiphire, one person dead, two injured and more than 180 houses and 3 schools damaged due to the cyclonic storm.
Restores services on war footing, CM directs
The Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio has issued a directive to extend immediate relief to people affected by the storm. “Restoration of power, telecommunications and roads are to be done on war footing, especially in the districts of Kiphire, Phek, Tuensang and Dimapur,” the CM’s official Twitter handle stated on Tuesday evening.