The south-west monsoon has arrived. The rainiest spot in the world Sohra, received 281.7 millimeter on June 13, accompanied by lightning and thunder covering the rain belt valley from Sohra to Pynursla, trapping the monsoon clouds. State capital Shillong recorded 173 mm of rainfall. Rivers and streams have been flooded, the beauty lies in the cascading of waterfalls specially in Sohra, thundering to the deep and green valleys. However, damage was caused in residential areas of Nongstoiñ West Khasi Hills. The Speaker of the State Legislative Assembly, Donkupar Roy along with the Education Minister Lakmen Rymbui and District Council Member Grace Mary Kharpuri were caught in a road block at Mawkyrnot near Pynursla, while on their way to Umñiuhtmar. The Speaker had to return back to Shillong by hiring a local taxi.