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Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) on Tuesday directed Collectors of various districts to take necessary preventive measures in view of the severe cold wave advisory issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

As per the IMD, cold to severe cold wave condition will prevail in different parts of Odisha till December 25.

As there is likelihood of cold-related illness among people and chances of livestock getting affected due to exposure to cold condition, the SRC has asked district Collectors to take necessary measures in both rural and urban areas.

The district Collectors have been directed to take steps like coming up with special arrangements for homeless and needy to protect them from extreme cold wave condition.

“Collectors are required to ensure that immediate arrangement is made for opening of school buildings, community buildings and other buildings for use as shelter during night by homeless and needy people,” the SRC letter read.

The SRC office has also directed district Collectors to submit a report indicating the number of such buildings used as night shelters and number of people sheltered therein on a daily basis till the cold wave situation is over.

Here is the complete warning issued by IMD:

Day 1 (Valid upto 0830 hours of December 23)

Orange Warning: Isolated cold wave to severe cold wave condition likely to prevail over the districts of Angul, Jharsuguda, Sundergarh and Kalahandi.

Yellow Warning: Isolated cold wave to severe cold wave condition likely to prevail over the districts of Mayurbhanj, Bargarh, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Koraput, Sonepur, Boudh, Bolangir, Deogarh and Cuttack.

Day 2 (Valid From 0830 Hours of December 23 to 0830 Hours of December 24)

Orange Warning: Isolated cold wave to severe cold wave condition likely to prevail over districts of Angul, Jharsuguda and Kalahandi.

Yellow Warning: People in the districts of Mayurbhanj, Koraput, Kandhamal, Bargarh, Nabarangpur,  Dhenkanal and Sundergarh asked to remain alert in view of severe cold wave conditions.

Day 3 (Valid From 0830 Hours of December 24 to 0830 Hours of December 25)

Yellow Warning: Isolated cold wave condition likely to prevail in the districts of Jharsuguda, Koraput, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Mayurbhanj, Sundergarh and Bargarh.

(Edited By Suryakant Jena)

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