Kohima, June 30: Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA), Home Department in coordination with Regional Metrological Center, Guwahati issued weather update for the State from July 1 to 12, 2020.
A press release issued by NSDMA updated that Nagaland will experience heavy rains and strong winds with the possibility of flash flood as well as landslides from July 01 to 12, 2020. The second half of this period is expected to get more intensed than the former.
During this period, thundershowers and lighting accompanied with heavy rains is expected in the district of Mon, Mokokchung, Longleng, Tuensang, Peren, Phek, Kiphire and Zunheboto, added NSDMA.
State capital Kohima is likely to have moderate to heavy rains from July 07 to 10, 2020, it said.
Nagaland Principal Secretary Home, Abhijit Sinha IAS in the press release stated that, Nagaland’s major river Dhanasiri, a tributary of Brahmaputra may have large flow of water as river Brahmaputra is above the danger level in many places due to the prolonged spell of heavy rain in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
It is therefore, important to take necessary precautionary measures during this time as most rivers of the State are North-south flow and may overflow because of intense rains in the catchments area, Sinha added.
NSDMA Home Department urged the public to be vigilant and not to shelter under large trees and near the river banks to prevent unnecessary risk to life from lightning and flash flood.
NSDMA has also requested all the DDMAs and other line departments who are responsible to attend to any emergencies caused by natural calamities, to be on alert to save lives and properties during this monsoon period, said the press release issued today, June 30, 2020.