Heavy Rain Causes Extensive Damage in Meghalaya

Heavy Rain Causes Extensive Damage in Meghalaya

Meghalaya Meghalaya

Shillong, June 30, 2019:

After Assam, it is the turn of Meghalaya, the land of the clouds, to be affected by rain. As per recent reports, rain has caused a lot of damage to property in one of the 'wettest' places on Earth.

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma brought attention to the problem by posting some pictures of flood affected areas of Meghalaya, alongside which he wrote: "Heavy rain in many parts of the State has caused extensive damage to private and public property. Cases of landslides, collapsed trees, erosion and road damage. All the DCs asked to monitor situation and take immediate steps to give necessary relief."

Tourists travelling to Meghalaya capital Shillong in recent days have also been affected as accidents along the path have slowed down vehicular movement along the Meghalaya roads, leading to long delays while travelling.

Meanwhile, across the border in Assam, road connectivity has been snapped off in many regions due to incessant rains.

The water level of different rivers in the area has crossed the normal level and as a result of this, connectivity has been highly affected. In many places, the National Highway has been blocked due to flooding.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), around 20,000 people of South Salmara Mankachar, Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Chirang, Dhemaji, Nalbari districts have been affected due to the flooding.

Meanwhile, the Assam state government has issued high alerts in the regions prone to the flood.

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