Rain in Odisha: IMD issues yellow warning for 10 districts

Bhubaneswar: The regional centre of the India Meteorological department (IMD) has issued yellow warning for rain in 10 districts of Odisha today. These districts include Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Angul, Dhenkanal, Boudh, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Jajpur.

As per the weather department reports, rainfall is likely to continue in the state for the upcoming three to four days. On March 17, thunderstorm with lightning is likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Jharsuguda, Sundergarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Angul, Dhenkanal, Jaipur and Cuttack.

Meanwhile, on the next day, March 18, thunderstorm with lightning is likely to prevail at one or two places over the districts of Nuapada, Bargarh, Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Deogarh, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Bhadrak.

Keeping the weather in mind, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) of Odisha has put some district collectors of Odisha on alert over the rain predictions of the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The collectors of the Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Khurda, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Gajapati, Puri, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Koraput, Nabarangpur and Kalahandi districts have been put on alerts as the weather department has forecasted rain for these districts for the next four days.

SRC’s advisory to collectors:

  • Districts under yellow warning to keep administrative machinery ready to face any eventuality.
  • People may be advised to keep watch on weather and take safe shelter during the thunderstorm activity to protect from lightning.
  • Submit a report on the damage, if occurred due to thunderstorm, whirlwind, hailstorm, lightning immediately for information of the govt.

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