Meghalaya sees heavy rainfall in two days leading to landslides

Meghalaya has seen the doomsday due to heavy downpouring of rainfall leading to heavy landslides. The Met department has alarmed the people regarding heaving rainfall for the next two days and an orange warning for the next three days.

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“We have issued a red warning in Meghalaya for the next two days, followed by an orange warning for three more days,” says Meteorologist Sanjay Bist. In the last four days, Cherrapunjee saw 958.9 mm rainfall and Wednesday alone it recorded 258.6 mm rainfall.

“We are prepared and have activated the Incident Response Team in East and West Khasi Hills districts,” says Disaster Management Minister Kyrmen Shylla. From the other parts of the states, there were reports of landslides especially in Mawsynram and residents of Lawbah and border villages adjacent to Ryngku.

In various parts of Shillong, a flood-like situation has emerged leading to water clogging. Poor drainage system is another cause for the major loss of property and lives.

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