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"Heavy" to "very heavy" rains predicted in Nagaland over next 1 week

Nagaland will likely be hit by "heavy" to "very heavy" rains in the coming week, the state's disaster management authority said

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  27 May 2020 2:55 PM GMT

Guwahati: Nagaland will likely be hit by "heavy" to "very heavy" rains in the coming week, the state's disaster management authority said in a statement today.

"Heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in the state over the following week. Several other weather conditions will be seen during this time along with hefty showers", Lhouchalie Viya, Secretary to the Government of Nagaland said in a statement.

He further added that thunderstorm accompanied with gutsy wind speeds between 30-40 kmph is very likely to occur in the districts of Wokha, Zunheboto, Kophire, 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", Viya added.

The Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) has urged the public to be "vigilant" during the monsoon period from "lightning, gusty winds, and thunderstorms."

Meanwhile, the Regional Meteorological Centre in Borjhar, Guwahati, has predicted that Assam, Meghalaya, and several other parts of the Northeast will receive heavy rainfall till May 28.

The incessant rains have given rise to a critical situation of floods in Assam, with one person having died so far. So far, 2,71,655 people have been affected by floods and 16,720 people are having to take shelter in 57 relief camps as on Wednesday. The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ADSMA) bulletin on Tuesday said that 11 districts -- Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Nagaon, Darrang, Barpeta, Nalbari, Goalpara, West Karbi Anglong, Dibrugarh, and Tinsukia -- are reeling under floods. So far, the highest number of 2,15,476 people have been affected in Goalpara district, followed by 22,332 persons in Nalbari.

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