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Heavy rain lashes Nagaland

Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, SEP 27 (NPN)
Published on 28 Sep. 2017 12:07 AM IST
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Heavy rains across Nagaland on Wednesday led to flash floods and landslides destroying properties in several parts of the state, officials said. There has been no report of any casualty or injuries to anyone, the official said.
Meanwhile, a bridge/culvert along the Dimapur-Kohima road near Kukidolong was completely washed away causing traffic jam for nearly three hours as hundreds of vehicles were stranded.
In this regard, NHIDCL DGM (P) Hage Tachang wrote to the DC Dimapur, requesting the administration to restrict movement of heavy loaded vehicles unless restoration process was complete and to deploy traffic personnel at the site. It also said that the restoration work was expected to complete by 5 p.m. of September 29, 2017 
Besides the Dimapur-Kohima national highway, there were also reports of landslides in several parts of the state.
In Dimapur, the infamous potholed roads including several houses were submerged under water due to inundation. Besides this, the citizens also had to face power outage in most parts of Dimapur.
With the city already faced with daily traffic jams following the collapse of bridges, the flooding of roads also added to the traffic woes.
A resident of Bank colony, whose house was submerged, told this reporter that it had become like a ritual for them to always face the overflowing drainage (near Old SP’s office) that passes through their colony.
According to reports, another bridge between Vihokhu and Showuba was washed away due to the flash flood. Crops and plantations have also been destroyed.
According to weatherman, thunderstorms accompanied by lightning or gusty wind, with a speed between 30 km per hour and 40 km per hour was likely to lash some of the Northeast areas. 
According to sources in the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC), light to moderate rains are very likely to occur at a few places over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya and at many places over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.

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