Shillong: Meghalaya government on Monday issued warning of strong winds and heavy rainfall in view of ‘Mora’, saying that the cyclonic storm is likely to make a landfall in the north east region in the next 48 hours.

The Indian Meteorological Department has issued warning to the state Disaster Management Authority that the Cyclone Mora will hit several states in the north east. Heavy rainfall is expected in the next 48 hours, an official said.

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The government has advised people of the state to take precaution and other preventive measures as heavy rainfall is expected. Government response team has been activated in case of any emergency, the official said.

The MeT department said that Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and West Bengal are likely to witness heavy to very heavy rainfall.