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Red Alert Issued For 4 Odisha Districts as Depression To Intensify Into Deep Depression

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday issued ‘Red Warning’ (Heavy to very heavy rainfall) for four districts in Odisha.

As per the latest weather advisory, yesterday’s well marked low pressure area over west-central Bay of Bengal has concentrated into a Depression over northwest & adjoining West-central Bay of Bengal.

The system is likely to intensify further into a Deep Depression during next 24 hours. Moreover, it is very likely to move north-north-eastwards and cross West Bengal & adjoining Bangladesh coasts, as a Deep Depression between Sagar islands (West Bengal) & Khepupara (Bangladesh) over Sundarbans by October 23 afternoon.

Under the influence of the deep depression, four districts in Odisha -Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak and Balasore will experience heavy to very heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours. A Red warning has been issued by the Met department for these districts (Till 0830 hours of October 23).

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Wind Warning: Squally weather with wind speed reaching 30-40 kmph gusting to 50 kmph is likely along the area of coastline over the districts of Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak and Balasore.

Impact:
1- Water logging/localized flooding in low lying areas.
2- Some damage to kutcha house, roads and vulnerable structure.
3-Traffic disruption, closure of underpass road in urban areas
4- Damage of standing and horticultural crops in some areas.

Orange Warning (Be prepared):

Heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely to occur at isolated places over the district of Puri.
Wind Warning: Squally weather with wind speed reaching 25-35 kmph gusting to 45 kmph is likely along the area of coastline over the districts of Puri.

Yellow Warning (Be updated):
Heavy rainfall very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Ganjam, Khurda, Cuttack, Jajpur and Mayurbhanj.

Light to moderate rain/ thundershower likely to occur at many places over the districts of North Coastal Odisha and at a few places over the districts of South Coastal Odisha, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Dhenkanal and at isolated places over the rest districts of Odisha. (Valid till 0830 hours of October 24)

Yellow Warning (Be updated):

Heavy rainfall very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jagatsingpur and Jajpur.

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