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Aizawl limps back to normalcy after downpours
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 AIZAWL, June 13 - After two days of torrential downpour, Aizawl woke up to some bright weather on Wednesday morning.The city recorded 148 mm of rain on Tuesday, the highest in India. An average rainfall of 104 mm was recorded in Mizoram yesterday.

Despite IMD’s warning of extremely heavy rainfall in Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Tripura, Aizawl and many parts of Mizoram received no rainfall today.

According to India Meteorological Department, monsoon in large parts of India is likely to take a break. “No further advance likely during the next one week due to weakening of monsoon flow except over eastern parts of India,” IMD said.

However, heavy rainfall will continue in several parts of Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura because of favourable weather clouds – called a low-pressure system – that are present in eastern India, the IMD said.

More than 100 houses in Tiperabagh, 70 houses in Serhuan village and 30 houses in Tlabung town are under water. Rescue operations are currently on. Paddy fields in many parts of the State in low lying areas are submerged.

The State Government declared a two-day holiday after landslides blocked roads and caused large-scale destruction.

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