TURA | April 15, 2019:

Garo Hills region of Meghalaya on Monday was ravaged by an early morning massive storm leading to many houses being damaged.

This is not the first incident in the state where houses were damaged, trees uprooted by a storm, cyclone. Heavy rains accompanied by hailstorm and thunderstorm wrecked havoc in parts of the state since last week.

The C&RD blocks of Resubelpara and Bajengdoba in North Garo Hills was hit by a storm which occurred early this morning at about 3 am, leaving a huge wreckage in its aftermath.

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According to district officials, villages like Resubelpara, Jonglapara, Sualmari among others were hit with officials now making an assessment of the damage done. A complete picture, due to the remoteness of many areas hit by the storm, will only be available tomorrow.

Many schools have also reportedly been damaged during the event.

“We have reports of some houses being completely damaged in the storm but are awaiting an assessment from the ground. We will be able to provide more information as and when its available,” said deputy commissioner of NGH, SC Sadhu.

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People hit by the storm are currently being sheltered in various locations on a temporary basis with the administration working to ensure food and accommodation to all that have been affected.

“We are doing all we can to ease their problems. Relief materials are also being provided to the affected families,” added the DC.

Apparently the storm is the same one that caused havoc in parts of Jaintia Hills as well as in parts of West Khasi Hills this morning.



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