Nagaland Disaster Management Dept issues severe weather warning

KOHIMA, April 5: The Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA), under the State Home Department, has advised the public to be alert as the extreme weather, storm and incessant rain would continue for a week.

In a press statement, the Commissioner and Secretary Khrienuo Metha said, the NSDMA of the Home Department through its Emergency Operation Unit collated weather data from the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) and the local weather data from the Soil and Conservation Department.

Ms Metha said NSDMA has analyzed the recent weather event across Nagaland and the Northeastern Region.

She said the comparative weather data from the year 2010-2016 for the month of March-May has recorded a similar pattern of weather events, according to source from Soil and water Conservation Department.

Further, the Commissioner and Secretary said the recent weather event through the Satellite Imaginary Analysis of IMD and ISRO indicated the formation of heavy cloud across the NE region due to which it has triggered storm and heavy rainfall across Nagaland.

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The evidence of the extreme weather, which has affected the state in past few days, had been reported from various District Disaster Management Authorities (DDMAs), Ms Metha said.

According to the NSDMA statement, the Zunheboto DDMA has reported landslide in Zunheboto town and Pughoboto town due to heavy and incessant rain. The landslide has affected houses and damaged properties.

Similarly, NSDMA said Dimapur DDMA has also reported that properties were destroyed and some houses roofs were blown away by the storm in Chumukedima on Monday.

It said the situational report was being collated by NSDMA under the Home Department in coordination with various DDMAs. NSDMA said detailed damage assessment report was being coordinated in the DDMAs to be submitted to the Government.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner and Secretary said the cooperative analysis made on the weather event by NSDMA indicated the need for an integrated approach to adaptation of climate change and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) at all level.

(Agencies)

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