NSDMA predicts possibility of flash floods and landslides in Nagaland

Kohima, May 28 (NE): The Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA), Home Department in coordination with Regional Meteorological Centre, Guwahati issued weather updates on May 27, 2020, for the coming days.

NSDMA said that 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 until June 07, 2020.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall activity is expected in the state over the following week. 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. Several other weather conditions will be seen during this time along with hefty showers, it said.

The management 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 period.

Through the press release, NSDMA, Home Department also urged the public to be vigilant during this monsoon period from lightning, gusty winds and thunderstorms, and also requested not to shelter under large trees and near the river banks to prevent unnecessary risk to life from lightning and flash flood.