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Mrunal Manmay Dash

Bhubaneswar: The Special Relief Commissioner on Wednesday alerted District Collectors, BDOs, Tehsildars and Engineers of 10 districts that have been issued Red warning by the Indian Meteorological Department over chances of heavy rainfall.

Districts with Red, Orange and Yellow warnings have been ordered to remain prepared to meet any waterlogging/ localised flood-like situation. BDOs and Tehsildars have also been put on alert to check disruption of road communication due to landslides. As per the order, dewatering should be taken up wherever required including urban areas. The ODRAF and State Fire Services have been kept on alert too.

A message from the SRC read, “Under influence of the cyclonic circulation over north-east Bay-of-Bengal, a low pressure area formed today morning over North Bay-of-Bengal & neighbourhood, which now lies as a well-marked low pressure area, with associated cyclonic circulation extending upto 7.6 km above mean sea level. It is very likely to move westward and concentrate into a depression during next 24 hours.”

Met Department Forecast

Day -1 (Valid up to 0830 hrs of 20.08.2020).

Red warning for Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Dhenkanal, Boudh, Jagatsingpur, Cuttack and Angul

Orange warning issued for the districts of Keonjhar, Deogarh, Sambalpur, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Puri, Khurda, Malkangiri and Koraput as heavy to very heavy rainfall may likely occur at one or two places over these districts.

Yellow warning for heavy rainfall at isolated places over the rest districts of Odisha.

Day-2 (0830 hrs of 20.08.2020 up to 0830 hrs of 21.08.2020)

Orange warning: Heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Bolangir, Bargarh, Sonepur, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Deogarh, Keonjhar and Angul.

Yellow Warning : Heavy rainfall very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Kendrapada and Boudh.

Day 3: No warning was issued

The fishermen have also been advised by the SRC to not venture into sea along and off Odisha coast during next 48 hours.

(Edited By Bikram Keshari Jena)

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