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Heavy rain pr edicted in the next 72 hours; Manipur likely to face another flash flood

Imphal, Aug 26: Manipur suffer twice in the last three months due to flash flood occurred due to incessant rain. Damage cause during the two consecutive floods still is yet to be recovered at various places of the state especially at Mayang Imphal area, Kakching, Bishnupur and Thoubal district. Many people are still left homeless as their houses have been inundated during the flood and yet to be settled as the damaged could not be reconstructed. Fish farm, Paddy fields, poultry farms among others are yet to be compensated. What is more alarming is that the Indian meteorological department today predicted that ‘heavy to very heavy rainfall (1 15.6 – 204.4 MM) are likely to occur during the next 72 hours in most of the places of the state. In a letter to all deputy commissioners of all district in the state, principal Secretary (Relief & DM), Government of Manipur has directed to take necessary steps on the matter . The principal Secretary also directed to open 24x 7 control rooms to attend the distress call from the public

William Gurumayum

William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since beginning. A avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue.

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