Cyclone Titli: Heavy rains lash several parts of Odisha
Bhubaneswar: Normal life has thrown out of gear in many parts of Odisha on Friday following incessant rain under the impact of cyclonic storm Titli, which is gradually weakening and moving towards the North East direction.
Most part of northern and coastal Odisha including the State capital Bhubaneswar and Cuttack are reeling under water-logging. Situation is critical in Ganjam, Gajapati and Balasore districts due to incessant rain.
Water level was also rising in major rivers, officials said. Currently, water is flowing 6 metres above the danger mark in Jalaka river in Balasore district due to heavy rain.
Bhubaneswar Met office in a release said heavy to very heavy rain and thundershowers will continue to occur at as many as 15 districts in the State till 11.45 AM today. The districts include Khurda, Cuttack, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal, Angul, Sambalpur, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Kandhamal, Sundergarh and Deogarh.
Sea condition continues to be rough to very rough and fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea next 24 hours.
However, the relief and rescue operations in Gajapati, Ganjam and Rayagada district is underway in spite of heavy rain.