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Fresh Low Pressure To Trigger Heavy Rainfall In Odisha; Collectors Put On Alert

Bhubaneswar: The Special Relief Commissioner’s (SRC) office on Friday directed district Collectors to remain alert in view of heavy rainfall forecast issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

As per the IMD’s forecast, a fresh low pressure area is likely to form over the central Bay of Bengal around October 19. The system is likely to become well-marked during the subsequent 24 hours.

Under its influence, some districts of Odisha will experience heavy to very heavy rainfall between October 19 and 21.

Here is a detailed weather forecast and warning issued by IMD

Day 1 (Valid from 0830 hours of October 19 to 0830 hours of October 20)

Orange Warning: Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Ganjam and Gajapati.

Yellow Warning: Heavy rainfall also likely to lash districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada and Puri.

Day 2 (Valid from 0830 hours of October 20 to 0830 hours of October 21)

Orange Warning: Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Koraput, Rayagada, Ganjam and Gajapati.

Yellow Warning: Heavy rainfall also likely to lash districts of Malkangiri, Nabarangpur and Kandhamal.

Advisory To District Collectors:

-Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely to be induced by the cyclonic system and could trigger flood in the river system in Southern districts

-Possibility of landslides cannot be ruled out

“All districts under southern division have been asked to make advance planning and remain fully prepared to meet any eventuality arising out of flood /waterlogging /landslides in hilly areas,” SRC letter read.

(Edited By Bikram Keshari Jena)

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