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Meghalaya asks residents to move to safety

By The Assam Tribune

SHILLONG, July 25 - West Khasi Hills district administration today issued an advisory to residents in low-lying areas to take safety measures after incessant rains raised the water level in Nondein river in Meghalaya.

Last Friday, sixteen residents were shifted from low-lying areas after a flash flood in Nondein river caused havoc in Nongstoin, the district headquarters. However, there were no casualties as most of the residents were rescued by the Fire and Emergency service team of the district.

Silvester Kharlyngdoh, West Khasi Hills DC said over phone that water level in Nondein river has been rising due to continuous rain in the district today and therefore the administration has issued an advisory.

�We have advised to the families residing in low-lying areas to move to higher places as a precautionary measure,� Kharlyngdoh informed. He further said the district administration is geared up to meet any eventuality. Last week several houses were inundated by the flash flood.

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