Nagaland: Homes, farms flooded after heavy rain
Scattered rainfall likely in next few days
Dimapur/Wokha, Sep.13 (EMN): Dimapur town once again experienced flooding owing to unprecedented rainfall in the last two days.
Some areas reported flooding mostly due to clogged drains, poor drainage system and land encroachment.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Dimapur, Mhalo Humtsoe, who is also the CEO of District Disaster Management Authority, told Eastern Mirror that due to the unexpected high amount of rainfall, flood-like situation was reported at SM colony, Riverbelt colony, Ragailong Colony, Namgalong Colony and its surrounding areas.
The ADC stated that houses were even submerged in water because of blocked drains.
The Assam Rifles personnel, she said, evacuated the families affected by the flood. The property damaged by the flood will be assessed after the water subsides fully, she added.
A resident of Namgalong colony, Jenpu, said that Bank Colony, Haralu Colony, Namgalong Colony (from ward 5), Ragailong Colony (ward no. 4), Police colony and Chungaizeang colony (ward no. 4) were affected.
He pointed out that for a sustainable solution, construction of new culvert is required; sensitisation on waste disposal management; strong resolution and practices by councils to the defaulters, even if the defaulters are from their family, and legal action against encroachers.
Meanwhile, as a result of the continuous rainfall, many areas also reported flooding in Wokha district.
Under Bhandari sub-division, low-lying areas such as Baghty and Liphi villages were flooded on September 12. Many houses were submerged in water, where the water-level rose up to one metre at some residential homes, while many fisheries were washed away, according to farmers from Baghty village.
At Liphi, Yamhon area one RCC bridge was partially damaged while minor damages were reported at Old Ralan area. However, no casualties were reported.
According to the India Meteorological Department, rainfall activity is likely to be near normal over northeast India from Sep. 15 to the 21st.
On Sep. 14 and 15, scattered rainfall is expected over Peren, Kohima, Dimapur, Phek, Zunheboto and Wokha; widespread rainfall over Longleng, Tuensang, Mon, Mokokchung and fairly widespread over Kiphire is expected.
Scattered rainfall is expected to continue over Peren, Kohima, Dimapur, Phek, Zunheboto and Wokha and fairly widespread over Kiphire, Longleng, Tuensang, Mon, and Mokokchung on Sep. 16.
Fairly widespread rainfall is expected on Sep. 17 over Peren, Kohima, Tuensang and Mon; and scattered rainfall over Dimapur, Wokha, Phek, Kiphire, Zunheboto, Mokokchung and Longleng.