Heavy rain to lash Odisha for next 2 days due to low pressure, Yellow alert issued to 8 districts

Bhubaneswar: The regional centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that due to low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal, heavy rain is very likely to lash over several parts of Odisha in next two days.

The Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar have further issued yellow warning to eight districts of the state for heavy to very heavy rainfall. As per the reports given by the weather department, warning has been issued to districts including Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Rayagada, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Jajpur, Kendrapara and Bhadrak.

Furthermore, heavy rainfall (7 to 11cm) is very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Khurda, Puri, Balasore, Jajpur, Cuttack, Balangir, Nuapada, Boudh, Angul, Dhenkanal, Gajapati, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Koraput.

Meanwhile, the weather department has also issued yellow warning to four districts including Sundergarh, Jharsuguda, Deogarh and Keonjhar for tomorrow.

Keeping the weather condition in mind, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) has asked the collectors which are likely to be affected to remain alert.

The districts under yellow warning to keep administrative machinery ready to face any eventuality, said the SRC adding that in urban areas, low-lying areas may have water logging, and roads/drains may be submerged under water.

The SRC also said that ULBs must keep the drains and storm water channels de-congested, and adequate de-watering pumps may be deployed as per requirement. Heavy to very heavy rainfall recorded may be reported immediately to this office, it added.

The SRC also directed the collectors to submit report on damage, if occurred due to heavy rainfall immediately for information of the government.

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