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700 families affected by flood in Dimapur

700 families affected by flood in Dimapur
(L) SDRF personnel ferry victims over a flooded colony road. (R) A flooded house at Aokong colony.
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, AUG 26 (NPN) | Publish Date: 8/26/2018 11:44:39 AM IST

Around 700 families have been affected after an early morning heavy downpour inundated several colonies here on Sunday.

According to Dimapur district administration, colonies like LRC, Sachu, Zeliangrong, Half-Nagarjan, Bor-Lengiri and Lengrijan areas have been the worst affected.

Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Dimapur, Albert told Nagaland Post that relief would be handed over to the affected people on Monday post assessment. 

He said most of the affected families had returned to their homes by afternoon as the water had receded in most colonies. 

He claimed that the district administration had assisted the affected families in coordination with colony leaders. 

In LRC, which was severely affected, State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) personnel carried out rescue operations. 

ADC said no relief camps were set up as some of the affected families took shelter in community halls, schools and at their neighbours’ houses.

Meanwhile, according to a resident of river belt in the colony’s lower khel alone, around 36 houses have been affected. 

A report received from K Sachu Colony claimed that around 200 families have been affected there.

It may be mentioned that Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on August 18 issued a weather alert, predicting heavy to very heavy rain in Nagaland and other parts of the Northeast in the coming days.

On Sunday as well, the Met department issued weather alert predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall likely at isolated places over Dimapur, Kohima and Peren district on August 27.

 

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