Thursday, June 1, 2023

Heavy rain lashes Nagaland; Yellow alert issued for NE states

Staff Reporter

Torrential rain coupled with cyclonic type storm lashed several parts of Nagaland on Sunday afternoon causing damages to houses, properties and rendering some families homeless.
Besides causing damages to properties, many trees were also uprooted, electric poles damaged, power lines snapped and connectivity including roads affected by the storm.
According to reports heavy rain and hailstones also damaged houses and crops in various districts.
When contacted, officials from the State Disaster Management Authorities said they were yet to receive reports from the district authorities. So far there were no reports of any casualty, the official added. Official sources opined that there could have been more reports of damages to properties.
In Dimapur, sudden gush of rain and wind almost proved fatal on some passers-by near Clock Tower after two billboards knocked down by the wind fell on an auto-rickshaw damaging it and narrowly missed people who were taking shelter in shade from the rain.
Meanwhile, unattended pile of waste clogged the drainage along NL road, inundating the road. Besides affecting smooth flow of traffic, pedestrians also had a harrowing time due to the foul smell emanating from the garbage water flowing on the road. Nearby residents and passers-by were compelled to unclog the drain.
‘Yellow’ warning
Agencies: The Met department on Sunday warned of thunderstorm with lightning and gusty winds are, likely to lash the North Eastern over the next couple days. According to Regional Meteorological Centre, a cyclonic circulation is lying over east Assam and neighbourhood between 1.5 km and 2.1 km above mean sea level.
Issuing a ‘yellow’ category warning for two days, it said thunderstorm with lightning accompanied by gusty wind reaching speed up to 30-40 kmph is very likely to occur at isolated places over Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura on Sunday. RMC has also warned of thunderstorm with lightning to occur very likely at isolated places over all seven North Eastern states.


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