After the state witnessed heavy to very heavy rainfall between September 12 and 13 due to a Deep Depression forming over the Bay of Bengal (BoB), several rivers of the state witnessed rising water levels causing flooding.
The excess rainfall also left several areas submersed, bringing the everyday life of people to a grinding halt. Currently, a 'Yellow Warning' has been issued in 14 districts of Odisha for the next few hours.
Heavy rainfall is likely in Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Mayurbhanj, Bhadrak, Balasore, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Deogarh, Sambalpur, Nuapada, Nabarangpur, Bolangir, Keonjhar.
Meanwhile, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) put the District Collectors of the state on alert over apprehension of waterlogging/flooding in low-lying areas.
The SRC issued instructions to ensure evacuation, if required, and to make arrangements of food and other relief materials. Additionally, the Collectors were also asked to restore road communication at the earliest in the state.
Video Editor: Partha Narayan Das
Producer: Sanchita Mondal
Published: Shemol Misra
Last updated: 14 September 2021, 01:39 PM IST
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