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IMD issues weather warning in Meghalaya; Govt alerts citizens

IMD issues weather warning in Meghalaya; Govt alerts citizens
Landslide at Malki (Courtesy: The Northeast Today)
SHILLONG, JUL 09 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 7/9/2019 11:54:18 AM IST

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall to likely to occur at isolated places in the State on 11th and 12th July, 2019 and heavy to heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls likely to occur on the 10th and 13th July, 2019, reports The Northeast Today.

Therefore, the Additional Deputy Commissioner & CEO DDMA, East Khasi Hills District has issued advisory for the information of the public. People are advised to take extra care during heavy rainfall as there is likelihood of flash flood, especially in areas near the rivers and streams and they are not to go near the waters or walk through moving water and to stay away from streams, drains, culverts, etc.

People are advised not to drive through flooded areas and to stay away from electric poles or power lines to avoid electrocution.

Students are advised not to cross rivers and streams during heavy rain and tourists visiting the tourist spots should not venture into streams, rivers and waterfalls.

Landslide hits Malki 

Continuous rains across the state of Meghalaya for the past few days have affected normal life besides triggering landslides in several places. 

In the latest incident in the city, landslide hit one of the busiest localities in Shillong — Malki in which connectivity has been cut off.

 

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