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Sharmili Mallick

Bhubaneswar: The deep depression formed over north Andhra Pradesh coast has triggered heavy rainfall in various districts of south Odisha, particularly Ganjam and Gajapati. However, the rainfall will subside as there is no warning for the next two days, informed Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena on Wednesday.

Three blocks of Ganjam received rainfall over 300 mm while 16 blocks received rainfall above 100 mm in last two days. Seven blocks of Gajapati recorded rainfall over 150 mm, said Jena.

Kabisuryanagar received rainfall of 328 mm followed by Aska 307.6 mm and Purushottampur 306 mm. Similarly, Khalikote recorded 252 mm rainfall, Sanakhemundi 265 mm, Sheragada 223 mm and Mohana received 218 mm rainfall.

Narayanpatna in Koraput district received 126.8 mm rainfall and Daspalla in Nayagarah recorded 105 mm rainfall, added Jena.

The SRC also assured that there is no flood threat for Ganjam and Gajapati districts in view of the torrential rains.

"Though the water-level of Rushikulya River has risen at Purushottampur, we are assuming that it will not cross the danger-mark. Besides, the water level of Bansadhara River is also decreasing and there is not flood threat," claimed Jena.

"There is no warning for two days and the rainfall has also considerably declined," stated the SRC.

Meanwhile, the Regional Meteorological Centre here in its latest bulletin said, "The Depression over Telangana moved away further west-northwestwards and lay centered at 8.30 AM today over North interior Karnataka and adjoining areas of Maharashtra and Telangana about 80 km northwest of Gulbarga (North interior Karnataka) and about 160 km east of Solapur (Madhya Maharashtra)."

"It is very likely to move west-northwestwards and gradually weaken into a Well Marked Low Pressure Area during next 12 hours," added the Met Centre.

(Edited By Rashmi Ranjan Mohanty)

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