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Nagaland will experience heavy rains and strong winds with the possibility of flash floods and landslides from July 1 to July 12.

The Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA), in coordination with Regional Meteorological Centre, Guwahati, issued a weather update for the coming days on Tuesday.

According to the update, the second half of this period is expected to get more intense than the former. During this period, thundershowers and lighting accompanied by heavy rains are expected in Mon, Mokokchung, Longleng, Tuensang, Peren, Phek, Kiphire and Zunheboto districts.

The state capital Kohima is likely to have moderate to heavy rains from July 7 to July 10.

Nagaland’s major river Dhanasiri may have large flow of water as river Brahmaputra is above the danger level at many places due to the prolonged spell of heavy rain in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

The NSDMA said it is important to take necessary precautionary measures during this time as most rivers of the state are North-South flow and may overflow because of intense rains in the catchment areas.

It 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 flood.

The NSDMA also requested the district disaster management authorities and other line departments, which are responsible to attend to any emergencies caused by natural calamities, to be on alert to save lives and properties during this monsoon period.

Bhadra Gogoi

Bhadra Gogoi is Northeast Now Correspondent in Nagaland. He can be reached at: bhadragogoi@yahoo.com