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Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: After normal life in several parts of Odisha was thrown out of gear following incessant rain in the past 48 hours, the Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar’s prediction of more rains in the interior pockets of the State has created panic among people.

As per the latest forecast, the low pressure over Bay of Bengal is intensifying and it will trigger heavy rain in several parts of the State in the next 24 hours.

Even though the intensity of rain reduced considerably today, there was no end to the misery of people owing to acute waterlogging conditions.

Several localities in Kendrapara district have been inundated due to continuous downpour in the last 24 hours. The district collector has ordered for evacuation of people staying in low-lying areas due to waterlogging conditions.

Former MP Baijayant Panda's team distributes relief materials at isolated places in Kendrapada that have remained waterlogged due to incessant rain.

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"I'm out of #Odisha but monitoring the situation closely, if it starts flooding I'll rush back ahead of schedule," wrote Panda on Twitter.

Similarly, there has been a rise in the water level of Gobara river while the administrative officials have been put on alert.

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