Heavy Rainfall Uproot Trees, Rip Off Hoardings In Meghalaya

Rain lash Shillong city on Saturday
Rain lash Shillong city on Saturday

Shillong, May 5, 2019

Constant rain accompanied by high winds lashed the state of Meghalaya under the impact of the extremely severe cyclone ‘Fani’.  Trees were uprooted, structures were damaged power lines snapped, metal hoardings blown away as the storm swept through Meghalaya. However, no loss of life was reported from the State.

The state witnessed heavy rain throughout the day which led the people to stay indoors. Also, schools and offices were closed as it was a Saturday. The Meghalaya State Disaster Management Authority informed that a team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is on standby to overcome any emergency.

The Barapani (Umiam) area received 33.6 mm of rainfall, accompanied by winds at 10 knots, Shillong 58.4 mm of rainfall with winds blowing at three knots, and Cherrapunjee or Sohra receiving 91.4 mm of rainfall.

In Northeast, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura — have witnessed intermittent rain since May 3rd, 2019 due to the impact of Fani. As many as 79 flights were cancelled at different airports in the Northeast region due to bad weather.