Kalbaisakhi in Jajpur creates havoc, uproots huge trees and electricity poles

Jajpur: Reports say that there has been a Kalbaisakhi in Jajpur that has created havoc, uprooted huge trees and electricity poles, said reports on Wednesday.

Similarly, it is still raining this morning. Bari, Dharmachaya, Ladchana, Rasulpur, Dasarathpur, Binjharpur, Dangadi, Sukinda block areas of the district including Jajpur are experiencing heavy rain. Maximum rainfall of 31mm has been recorded in Bari block area.

Electricity poles and trees were seen broken in many places due to rain and strong winds. People’s lives have been disrupted. Normal life is disrupted due to Kalbaisakhi in Jajpur.

The Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar has issued orange warning for rain in 12 districts of Odisha today. The regional centre of India Meteorological Department has also said that the state will continue experiencing Kalbaisakhi today also. IMD has also predicted that five districts of Odisha are likely to experience heavy to very heavy rainfall today

As per the weather department, Thunderstorm with lightning, and gusty surface wind speed reaching 30-40 kmph very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Gajapati, Ganjam, Khordha, Nayagarh, Puri. Likewise, heavy rainfall (7cm to 11cm) at one or two places likely over districts of Khordha, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack and Nayagarh.

Additionally, yellow warning has been issued for seven districts of the state including Koraput, Malkangiri, Rayagada, Kandhamal, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj.

Earlier, IMD said that under the influence of interaction of middle tropospheric westerly trough with lower level moisture laden winds from Bay of Bengal, Meteorological conditions becoming favourable for moderate thunderstorm activity with lightning, gusty surface wind and fairly widespread to
widespread rainfall activity over the districts of Odisha during March 19 and March 20, 2024.

On view of Kalbaisakhi, the IMD suggested the following impact and action for heavy rain and thundershower:

  • People are advised to keep a watch on the weather for worsening conditions and be ready to move to safer places accordingly.
  • People are advised to take shelter in pukka structures and avoid taking shelter under trees and also move away from electric poles and wires.
  • Farming operations to be temporarily suspended during occurrence of event.
  • Farmers are advised to stake plants with stems with a string or twist-ties to build support

Also Read: Hail, Lightning And Heavy Rainfall In Odisha On March 19 And March 20

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