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NSDMA, DDMA assess damages in Mon

DIMAPUR, APR 24 (NPN)
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Published on 25 Apr. 2016 12:21 AM IST
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A joint team of officials of Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) and District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), Mon assessed the loss and damages of individual and public properties caused by heavy rainfall, hailstorm and windstorm in Mon district in April this year. 
According to DPRO Mon, the preliminary damage assessment was made by the joint team of Mon district administration led by DC Mon, W. Honje Konyak and NSDMA members after affected areas were inspected and based on the report submitted by the administrative officers posted in the sub division.
The team observed that in Techahan ward, Mon town due to massive landslide, many inhabitants were compelled to abandon their severely damaged houses. 
50 houses have been completely damaged and occupants evacuated and relocated while 150 houses were severely damaged including a Government Primary School building. Road which connects Techahan ward to Mon town was also affected and vehicular movement halted from April 23, 2016. The team observed that immediate preventive work was needed before the situation become worse. 
In Tobu-Mon road, massive landslide had blocked 21 Km, 25 km and 71 km of Tobu-Mon BRO road. In this connection, Mon district administration was coordinating with the Border Road organisation for early restoration. DC Mon has also directed Tobu administration to liaise with Tuensang administration for supply of essential commodities. Three houses were severely damaged in Newsite, Mon town.
It was also reported that due to flashflood caused by heavy downpour in Tokubari, Mon town, ten houses were affected and displaced while one house was severely damaged. Students of Don Bosco School abstained classes for the day as the road leading to school was flooded due to clog in road culvert. 
Temporary measures have been taken however, proper restoration work would be needed at the earliest to avoid further damage, the team observed.
In Tanlao ward, a culvert, which is the only lifeline that connects Mon town with upper areas of Mon district, had been severely damaged. As a temporary measure, a bypass was constructed for vehicles to pass, however the team observed that the road needed to be restored immediately. 
Ten houses each were found to be severely damaged in Monyakshu , Wangti and Chaoha Chingnyu villages, three each in Changlangshu and Wakching and six in Phomching town while a Government Primary School was damaged in Shengha Chingnyu. A guest house in Longwa village was also badly damaged by the windstorm. 
The team also found that 28 houses were completely damaged and three severely damaged by hail storm in Changlangshu-Changsa village. SDO(c) Monyakshu sub-division reported that four persons were injured by the hailstorm. 
The worst hit was in Ukha village, where 40 houses were completely damaged and 260 houses severely damaged by massive hailstorm. 
Three minors were also severely injured by the hailstorm. They were shifted to Mon District Hospital with an immediate relief of Rs. 5000 each handed by DDMA, Mon. 
A flood like situation was also observed in Tizit sub-division due to torrential downpour leading to rise in water level by about 20ft. No human casualty, damages of houses or properties was reported. 
Apart from huge property and infrastructural damages, the team has also reported of crops, plantations and paddy fields destroyed by the hailstorm all over the district. Proper verification and assessment was yet to be undertaken, which would be available in due course of time, the team informed. 

 
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