Although cyclone Gulab did not affect Odisha as it was anticipated, several districts in the state are witnessing incessant rainfall due to deep depression caused after the landfall. Ganjam, Gajapati, Bolangir, Rayagada,Kalahandi, Nuapada experienced incessant rainfall from yesterday.
Areas in Southern Odisha witnessed heavy rainfall and strong winds from Sunday midnight till Monday morning. Koraput district was the most affected with damages to hoses and disruption in road communication due to uprooting of trees.
Communications have also been affected in Malkangiri district due to uprooted trees blocking the roads and National Highways in some other places. NDRF and ODRF have launched rescue operations.
Published: Diptiranjita Patra
Last updated: 27 September 2021, 04:01 PM IST
The withdrawal of southwest monsoon from the entire country is complete and simultaneously, the northeast monsoon rains commenced over extreme south peninsular India on Monday, announced the India Meteorological Department (IMD).