Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Inundation affects over 100 families in Dimapur

Staff Reporter

Following continuous downpour, several colonies such as Vilhume Colony and SM Colony were inundated affecting more than 100 families.
Speaking to Nagaland Post, the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Dimapur Mhalo Humtsoe informed that more than 100 families were affected due to inundation.
She said that the administration including the district disaster management authority visited the affected sites. ADC said the administration and DDMA also coordinated with the 43 Assam Rifles (AR) personnel.
The AR team rescued and evacuated around eight persons trapped in their homes. It was reported that 43 AR also provided food to the affected people.
The ADC said inundation at urban areas was entirely manmade and pointed out to poorly maintained drainage system, drains clogged by plastic, shrinking open spaces and climate change have contributed to accumulation of water on roads after a heavy downpour.
When asked about the status of recent ban on single-use plastic items, Humtsoe said that the administration has been conducting checking and imposing fines on defaulters. ADC, however, said that it requires “collective responsibility” to ensure that the plastic ban was successfully implemented.
She said that citizens also need to behave responsibly and ensure that plastic bags or single-use plastic items were not thrown in the open or in drains.
Humtsoe also said that citizen should not depend on government alone, but should create awareness so as to achieve the larger goal of cleanliness.
Rain likely to continue
India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places was very likely over Assam & Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura from September 14 to 16.