Meghalaya: SDMA issues measures to avoid risks of heavy rainfall



The State Disaster Management Authority of Meghalaya has announced preventive measures to avoid the risks of heavy rainfall.

The announcement was made after the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a weather warning for States in Northeast India.

Heavy rains will lash Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram till April 2.

Follow these preventive measures:

  • In case of heavy continued rain, follow weather forecasts on local media and social networking sites.

  • Do not leave home unless absolutely necessary and listen to weather bulletins and various media.

  • Do not allow children to play outside the house during unusual weather conditions.

  • If you are outside the house, try to find a safe place and avoid standing under tall trees and electricity poles.

  • Do not try to walk or swim in the flowing water, ponds, valley streams or dams.

  • Do not use the car to navigate in the flooded areas, as the torrential waters could make you lose control of the vehicle.

  • During heavy rains, stay away from power lines. Cut lines are not necessarily safe.


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IMD has issued a warning stating that heavy rain may lead to localised landslides, mudslides, localised flooding of roads and waterlogging in low-lying areas at some places in south Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram.

IMD further added that maximum activity is likely on March 30 and 31.

Thunderstorms, lightning, hail and, gusty winds with speed reaching 40-50 kilometre per hour will likely strike the region.

IMD has cautioned people to remain indoors and avoid travel.

"People are advised to stay away from all objects that conduct electricity and, farming operations should be suspended during extreme weather period," cautioned the Indian Meteorological Department.


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