"Very heavy rain" Warning to the northeast; major highways collapse in Meghalaya

"Very heavy rain" Warning to the northeast; major highways collapse in Meghalaya

In parts of northeastern India, especially Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh, red warnings have been issued for “extremely heavy rains”. A warning from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) came hours after a portion of Meghalaya’s Route 6 (NH-6) collapsed due to a landslide caused by constant rain.

This highway connects the main locations of Meghalaya, Assam and Mizoram.

IMD has also issued “massive thunderstorms and thunderstorms” warnings in 15 districts, which means almost half of Assam.

Landslides in the Lumsnang police station area of ​​Meghalaya have hindered the movement of vehicles along national roads and advised people not to use this route, a District Disaster Management (DDMA) official said. I am. “Efforts are underway to clear the blocked route, providing the necessary support to stranded passengers,” they added.

Authorities currently only allow restricted travel along the highway. It is also a connection to southern Assam, Mizoram, Tripla, and parts of Manipur to other parts of India.

Meghalaya was hit by heavy rains, floods and landslides this year, leaving several people evacuated.

According to IMD, Cherrapunjee recorded a heavy rainfall of 811.6 mm in 24 hours until 8:30 am on Wednesday, the highest in June since 1995.