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Cyclone Mora: Incessant rainfall but no damage reported in Nagaland

Nagaland State witnessed incessant rainfall through Tuesday, May 30, as Cyclone Mora raged havoc in neighbouring Bangladesh. Heavy to very heavy rainfall was also witnessed in Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh, stated reports from the India Meteorological Department (IMD). However, the cyclone was stated to have “weakened” into a “cyclonic storm” over Bangladesh and adjoining Mizoram and Tripura by Tuesday evening. Officials of the Nagaland State Disaster Management Agency (NSDMA) informed that by the end of May 30, the wind speed reduced to 30-40 km/hour with gusting at 50 km/hour. Cyclone Mora is set to lose steam after Wednesday as it moves over the North East. The whole cycle has set in motion an early ‘southwest monsoon’ over Kerala too. A press release from IMD reported that heavy to very heavy rainfall will continue on Wednesday, May 31, in Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh. Nagaland State was not badly affected by the rainfall. Perennial problems of electricity showed up leading to intermittent power failure in urban areas all day. No damage reports were made to the NSDMA till the time of filing this report. The IMD reported that it expected damage mostly in Mizoram and Tripura in the form of damage to thatched huts, minor damage to power and communication lines due to breaking of branches, major damage to kuccha and minor damage to pucca roads, and some damage to paddy crops, banana, papaya trees and orchards. Low lying areas may also get flooded due to heavy rains.

 

Source : MExN