The Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA), Home Department, in coordination with the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Regional Office Guwahati, has stated that heavy rain along with thunderstorm and gusty winds (speed 40-70 kmph)/lightning is expected at isolated places such as Kohima, Peren, Mokokchung, Longleng, Kiphire from April 19 to April 21.
Further, in districts such as Mon and Tuensang, thunderstorm with gusty wind (speed 40-50 kmph) is expected at isolated places on April 21. The Maximum temperature will see a dip during this time, settling even below 20 degrees Celsius over the hilly areas, stated a press release from Johnny Ruangmei, OSD to the Government of Nagaland.
All the DDMAs and other line departments who are responsible to attend to any emergencies caused by natural calamities have been requested to be on alert to “save lives and properties” during this period.
The NSDMA also urged the public to “be vigilant” during this pre-monsoon period from lightning, gusty winds and thunderstorms and “not to take shelter under large trees and near the river banks to prevent unnecessary risk to life from lightning and flash floods.” (Source: Morung Express)