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Vikash Sharma

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in several parts of Odisha on Sunday.

The IMD has issued an ‘Orange’ alert for heavy to very heavy rainfall in the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Boudh, Bolangir, Ganjam, Puri and Rayagada today.

Earlier, a low pressure area formed over Northwest Bay of Bengal off Odisha-­West Bengal coasts under the influence of the cyclonic circulation over Northwest Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood. IMD said that the system is expected to turn into a well-marked low pressure.

As per the advisory issued by the Met department, the heavy rainfall activities may trigger landslides/mudslides in vulnerable hilly areas . Apart from this, there could be temporary water logging in low lying areas, occasional reduction of visibility causing traffic congestion in urban areas and some damages to Kutcha roads and vulnerable Kutcha houses.

On Saturday, intense spell of rainfall activities exposed monsoon preparedness by civic bodies at different parts of Odisha as several districts remained waterlogged for long hours. Acute waterlogging conditions caused severe inconvenience to people as well as commuters in Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and other parts of the State yesterday.

A ‘Mo Bus’ became the victim of urban flooding after heavy showers in Jatni area of Khordha. Passengers of the bus we left battling for life before being rescued to safety yesterday.

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