Kohima: The Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) has forecasted high alert on the possibility of flash flood, landslides and water logging due to heavy rains in the widespread areas, especially in foothills areas of Nagaland.
In official information of the weather the NSDMA said that the state has witnessed continuous rainfall for about a week, with heavy rainfall which reaching 191.25mm in Dimapur, 351mm in Peren and 342mm in Kohima. In the coming days landslide activity may also occur in some regions of the State due to the continued rainfall activity.
The NSDMA further stated that there is likelihood of road blockages in many parts of the State. Departments and agencies who are responsible for maintaining public infrastructures and essential commodities have been advised to make necessary arrangements and contingency plans to meet any eventualities during this period.
During this period, thunderstorm and lightning with widespread rainfall is expected in the districts of Peren, Kohima, Wokha, Mon and Tuensang. However, light to moderate rain or thundershowers is very likely to occur in remaining parts of the state which is likely to become intense.
The NSDMA release said that Dhansari River and Chathe River may have large flow of water due to the prolonged spell of heavy rain in the hill sectors. The adjoining areas of these two rivers such as Domokhia area and the areas adjoining Dhansari River may be flooded.
Landslide activity may also occur in some regions of the state due to the continued rainfall activity. There is a likelihood of road blockages in many parts of the state. The Departments and agencies, which are responsible for maintaining public infrastructures and essential commodities are advised
to make necessary arrangements and contingency plans to meet any eventualities during this period.
The NSDMA urged the public not to shelter under large trees or picnic near river banks to prevent unnecessary risk from lightning and flash floods. The NSDMA also asked all DDMAs and line departments responsible to be on alert and save lives and properties during this monsoon period.