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Mrunal Manmay Dash

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Special Relief Commissioner has asked collectors of all the districts to remain prepared to meet any water logging, localized flood & other exigencies in view of a fresh low pressure area likely to be formed over the Bay-of-Bengal between August 24 and 26.

A letter in this connection was issued to the commissioner-cum-secretary to govt. F&ARD/ all RDCs/ADG, law & order/IG, fire services/ Commandant, NDRF 03 Bn, Mundali/ Executive Director (Admn.), OSDMA warning all of them about a low pressure area likely to form over north Bay-of-Bengal and the resultant enhanced rainfall activity during 24th to 26th august 2020 over Odisha.

The letter cautioned districts under orange & yellow warning to remain prepared to meet any water logging/ localised flood-like situation including urban areas.

BDOs, Tehsildars, RD and works department have been alerted on maintaining road communication. River embankments have been kept on watch. The SRC further instructed to keep continuous vigil on low lying areas. ODRAF and State Fire Services have been instructed to stay alert.

As per the special bulletin issued by Indian Meteorological Department on 23 August 2020, a cyclonic circulation lies over Bangladesh and neighborhood between 5.8 and 7.6 km above mean sea level.

Weather Forecast and Warning

Day-1 (valid up to 8.30 am, August 24)

Yellow warning: Heavy rainfall very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Sundergarh, Deogarh, Jharsuguda, Puri and Angul.

Day-2 (valid from 8.30 am August 24 to 8.30 am August 25)

Orange warning: Heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar and Dhenkanal

Yellow warning: Heavy rainfall very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Angul, Deogarh, Sundergarh, Puri, Kandhamal, and Boudh.

Day-3 (Valid from 8.30 am August 25 to 8.30 am August 26)

Heavy to extremely heavy rainfall very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Mayurbhanj, Dhenkanal, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Keonjhar and Angul.

Yellow warning: Heavy rainfall very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Sundergarh, Puri, Khordha, Boudh, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, and Bolangir.

Day-4 (Valid from 8.30 am August 26 to 8.30 am August 27)

Orange warning : Heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Sundergarh, Deogarh, Sambalpur, Angul, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Sonepur, Boudh, and Bolangir.

Yellow warning: Heavy rainfall very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Jajpur, Bhadrak, Dhenkanal, Nuapada, Nabarangpur and Kalahandi.

Day-5 (Valid from 8.30 am August 27 to 8.30 am August 28)

Yellow warning: Heavy rainfall very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Nuapada, Sundergarh, Bargarh, Bolangir, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Deogarh, Nabarangpur and Keonjhar.

Besides, fishermen have also been advised not to venture into sea along and off Odisha coast during 25th to 27th August 2020.

(Edited By Suryakant Jena)

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