NSDMA issues weather alert, heavy rains expected

Kohima, June 30 (MExN): Nagaland is likely to experience heavy rains and strong winds with the possibility of flash floods as well as landslides from July 1 to 12, according to an update from the Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) on Tuesday.

“Second half of this period is expected to get more intense than the former,” it informed.

During this period, thundershowers and lighting accompanied with heavy rains is expected in the districts of Mon, Mokokchung, Longleng, Tuensang, Peren, Phek, Kiphire and Zunheboto. State Capital Kohima is likely to have moderate to heavy rains from July 7 to 10, it said. 

It also advised citizens to take necessary precautionary measures during this time as most rivers of the state may overflow because of intense rains in the catchment areas.

It further urged the public to be vigilant and not to shelter under large trees and near the river banks to prevent unnecessary risk to life from lightning and flash floods. It also requested 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 monsoon period.