Wind storm triggered rain lashes capital city
The unexpected downpour since last evening severely affected Acharya Vihar area where one Scorpio vehicle was reportedly swept away by rain water. The heavy flow of water through lanes and bylanes of the area has forced the locals to remain inside their houses. The water though started receding slowly, the residents fear flooding again since the rainy season has already started.
According to the weather department, the trough line running from Punjab through Madhya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh and Odisha accompanied by a wind storm in Bay of Bengal has caused the rain. In the past 24 hours while Nayagarh has received 40mm rain Bhanjanagar recorded 37mm. The met department warns heavy downpour in western parts of the state due to low pressure.