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Vikash Sharma

Soon after the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an alert for the possible formation of a cyclonic storm over Central Bay of Bengal and made heavy rainfall forecast for Odisha, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) on Tuesday asked the district Collectors across the State to remain alert.

In the latest advisory issued in the backdrop of IMD’s forecast for heavy rainfall, the SRC office has asked the district Collectors to monitor the situation closely.

The SRC office has instructed administrative officials in the districts falling under ‘Yellow and Orange’ warning category (heavy rainfall alert as issued by IMD) to remain prepared to meet any waterlogging or localised flood-like situation, including in urban areas. The officials have been asked to keep a watch on possibilities of landslides in hilly areas.

As per the advisory, clear instructions have been issued to keep continuous vigil on low-lying areas and undertake de-watering measures wherever required. A control room at district level should function round the clock.

Rainfall Warning:

Day 4 (Valid From 0830 Hrs of 3.12.21 to 0830 Hrs of 4.12.21)

Yellow Warning: Heavy Rainfall is very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri and Jagatsinghpur.

Day 5 (Valid From 0830 Hrs of 4.12.21 to 0830 Hrs of 5.12.21)

Orange Warning: Heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at a few places over the districts of Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Khordha, Nayagarh, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Bhadrak, Balasore, Jajpur with extremely heavy rainfall in one or two places in the districts of Ganjam, Puri and Jagatsinghpur.

Day 5(Valid From 0830 Hrs of 5.12.21 to 0830 Hrs of 6.12.21)

Orange Warning: Heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely to continue over the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Cuttack, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal and Mayurbhanj.

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