Odisha Govt Issues Advisory To Districts Amid Forecast Of Low Pressure & Very Heavy Rainfall

OB Bureau

Bhubaneswar: With the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasting likely formation of low pressure over North Odisha and very heavy rainfall in several district for next two days, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) on Sunday issued an advisory to collectors of all districts.

The SRC said as per the special bulletin of IMD, the cyclonic circulation over Bangladesh and neighbourhood now lies over South Jharkhand and neighbourhood extends upto 5.8 km above mean sea level persists. Under its influence, a low pressure area is likely to form over the same region during next 24 hours.

The IMD has issued orange warning and forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places in Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Bargarh, Sambalpur and Balangir districts on Monday. Light to moderate rain or thundershower is very likely at most places in the districts of interior Odisha and at many places in Coastal Odisha.

Similarly, the Met office forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places in the districts of Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Sambalpur and Deogarh on Tuesday. Light to moderate rain or thundershower is very likely to occur at most places in North Odisha and at many places in South Odisha.

In view of the heavy rainfall forecast, the SRC has asked the collectors of the districts, which have been issued orange warning, to closely monitor the situation. They have been directed to remain prepared to meet water logging in low lying areas and keep arrangement for drainage of excess water.

The collectors have also been asked to report on rainfall and damages due to rain in their districts.

OB Bureau

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