Though rains are predicted tonight in districts of Puri, Khordha, including Bhubaneswar, Jagatsingpur, Kendrapada, Sundargarh, Balangir etc. But on Sept 30, Cuttack rainfall predicted at around 20mm/hr and in Bhubaneswar around 7mm/hr
As per a report received at 6 am today, 6.79 lakh cusec water per second was being discharged at Mundali while the water level has receded to 628.21 feet at Hirakud Dam by 9 am today.
Over 1,500 people of around 200 families residing in Bangali Sahi, Ghutu Sahi and Bal Sahi have remained stranded since Monday.
The average rainfall in the State in the past two days has been estimated at 156 mm while the average rainfall till date in September has been recorded at 154 mm, said the Odisha SRC.
The SRC has further instructed the Collectors that in case of any damage to communication/roads occur, the same be forthwith restored for effecting communication at the earliest.
Major rivers and their tributaries continued to swell due to the incessant rain since the last two days.
Odisha is very likely to experience another rainy spell this week. Under the influence of an expected cyclonic circulation over Bay of Bengal, rainfall is likely to return this weekend.
Pedestrians too faced difficulties as they wade through waterlogged streets and lanes in several low-lying areas in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.
Normalcy was thrown out of gear as Odisha witnessed extremely heavy rainfall in several parts of the State with Puri and Bhubaneswar witnessing all-time high rainfall on Monday
Heavy rainfall continue to lash several part of Odisha under the influence of the low-pressure area over Northwest and adjoining West central Bay of Bengal which intensified into a deep depression on Monday morning. Heavy rain and thundershowers with one or two very intense spells of rain affected normal life in different parts of the State, including the Twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar since today morning. Puri received the maximum 341 mm rainfall followed by Paradip (210 mm), Bhubaneswar (195 mm), Gopalpur (64 mm), Chandabali (46 mm) and Balasore (24 mm) so far, informed the Met Centre. Here’s a glimpse of the rain battered Odisha:
Most of the streets, sahis and lanes in different parts of Cuttack were waterlogged while the Badambadi Bus Stand area has remained inundated since yesterday affecting normal life in the millennium city.
A total of 25 of 30 districts in Odisha have received deficit rainfall between -59% and -20 % in the last three months.
The regional centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has sounded a 'yellow warning' over 14 districts of the state for thundershowers and lightning during the next 24 hours.
Due to the low pressure area over Northwest Bay of Bengal and neighborhood, many parts of the State have been receiving light to moderate rainfall since the last two days.
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