Kohima: With parts of Nagaland, including state’s capital Kohima, covered with the monsoon current, following the southwest monsoon which made timeline onset over Kerala and coastal Karnataka and has reached Northeast India, strong monsoon activities are expected in the coming days till the end of the month.
An update from the Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) in coordination with the Regional Meteorological Centre, Guwahati notified that thunderstorms and lightning with heavy rains are expected in the districts of Kohima, Dimapur, Peren, Phek, Mokokchung, Tuensang, Mon and Longleng.
However, moderate showers will continue in the remaining parts of the State which is likely to become intense. It said that the Southwest monsoon which has made timeline onset over Kerala and Coastal Karnataka has reached Northeast India which has further advanced into Nagaland through the eastern arm of the Bay of Bengal, covering Kohima and most other parts of Nagaland under the monsoon current.
Strong monsoon activity between June 12-17 and heavy monsoon rains are expected on a daily basis — mostly in the night and early morning during this time. The second spell of the monsoon rain is also expected between June 21-30 which will last for three to four days, it informed.
In view of the heavy rainfall expected during this monsoon period, it appealed the public to be vigilant and not to shelter under large trees and near the river banks and to take necessary precautionary measures to prevent unnecessary risk to life from lightning and flash flood.
All DDMAs and other line departments who are responsible to attend to any emergencies caused by natural calamities are put on alert to save lives and properties during this period.
Meanwhile the Kohima police alerted that a mudslide at Sanuorü Bridge towards the Nagaland civil secretariat has occurred which disrupted the vehicular movements. Informing that the road is open for a one way traffic for light vehicles proceeding towards New Secretariat, it urged the public to cooperate with the Kohima police in maintaining the one way traffic rule.