Besides heavy rain, there is also the possibility of flash floods and landslides across the state, notifies Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA)
Kohima: An update from the Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) on Wednesday notified that in the next few days, Nagaland will experience heavy rains and strong winds and also a possibility of flash floods, as well as landslides.
The NSDMA under the home department in coordination with Regional Meteorological Center, Guwahati has issued the weather updates for the coming days, informing that heavy to very heavy rainfall activity is expected in the state over the following week. Several other weather conditions will be seen during this time along with hefty showers.
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, it said.
In the next few days, it informed that Nagaland will experience heavy rains and strong winds and that there is 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 7.
It directed 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.
It urged the public to be vigilant during this monsoon period from lightning, gusty winds and thunderstorms. Public are requested not to shelter under large trees and near the river banks to prevent unnecessary risk to life from lightning and flash flood.