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Mizoram and Manipur affected by cyclone Mora

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AIZAWL, May 31 - Mizoram and Manipur have been severely affected by cyclone Mora as it left a trail of devastation in these two Northeastern States. Houses have been damaged and low-lying areas have been inundated as rivers breached banks.

In Mizoram, at least 137 houses were damaged by cyclone Mora that hit several parts of Mizoram on Tuesday morning, according to Mizoram Disaster Management and Rehabilitation Department officials.

Officials said that at least five houses � two in Champhai district and one each in Aizawl, Lunglei and Serchhip districts were completely damaged, while two houses in Siaha district and six in Lunglei district were severely damaged by the cyclone.

Around 124 houses in several places including 60 pucca houses in Champhai district of Mizoram and 33 kutcha houses in south Mizoram�s Lawngtlai district were partially damaged by gusty wind caused by cyclone Mora, said the officials. Three school buildings in Lunglei district were also severely damaged. A massive landslide also occurred at Tawipui North-II in Lunglei district forcing a family to vacate their house.

Meanwhile, the overnight rains and squally wind continued till Wednesday morning in Mizoram.

In Manipur, residents in different parts of the valley have been affected as flash food continued to swell due to heavy rainfall in the past two days. Rivers including Imphal Turel and Nambul are flowing above danger mark. In many places, the rivers aso breached their banks resulting in inundation of localities. A large number of families have been affected even as the State Government hobbles to address the grim situation.

Manipur Irrigation and Flood Control Minister Letpao Haokip, along with Department officials, today inspected several places along river banks to monitor the situation.

Under the supervision of the Minister, the IFCD officials distributed flood fighting materials like bamboo chattai, empty cement bags, bamboos, etc., to locals residing in vulnerable areas.

A control room has been opened at the office of Chief Engineer (IFCD) located at Khoyathong.

Meanwhile, at 5 pm today, the water level of Imphal river at Minuthong remained above high flood level.

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Mizoram and Manipur affected by cyclone Mora

AIZAWL, May 31 - Mizoram and Manipur have been severely affected by cyclone Mora as it left a trail of devastation in these two Northeastern States. Houses have been damaged and low-lying areas have been inundated as rivers breached banks.

In Mizoram, at least 137 houses were damaged by cyclone Mora that hit several parts of Mizoram on Tuesday morning, according to Mizoram Disaster Management and Rehabilitation Department officials.

Officials said that at least five houses � two in Champhai district and one each in Aizawl, Lunglei and Serchhip districts were completely damaged, while two houses in Siaha district and six in Lunglei district were severely damaged by the cyclone.

Around 124 houses in several places including 60 pucca houses in Champhai district of Mizoram and 33 kutcha houses in south Mizoram�s Lawngtlai district were partially damaged by gusty wind caused by cyclone Mora, said the officials. Three school buildings in Lunglei district were also severely damaged. A massive landslide also occurred at Tawipui North-II in Lunglei district forcing a family to vacate their house.

Meanwhile, the overnight rains and squally wind continued till Wednesday morning in Mizoram.

In Manipur, residents in different parts of the valley have been affected as flash food continued to swell due to heavy rainfall in the past two days. Rivers including Imphal Turel and Nambul are flowing above danger mark. In many places, the rivers aso breached their banks resulting in inundation of localities. A large number of families have been affected even as the State Government hobbles to address the grim situation.

Manipur Irrigation and Flood Control Minister Letpao Haokip, along with Department officials, today inspected several places along river banks to monitor the situation.

Under the supervision of the Minister, the IFCD officials distributed flood fighting materials like bamboo chattai, empty cement bags, bamboos, etc., to locals residing in vulnerable areas.

A control room has been opened at the office of Chief Engineer (IFCD) located at Khoyathong.

Meanwhile, at 5 pm today, the water level of Imphal river at Minuthong remained above high flood level.