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Flood Advisory For Districts

Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada  Sethi issued an advisory and cautioned that there is likelihood of flood and water logging in different parts of the districts where heavy to very heavy rainfall has been predicted.


SRC Mr.Sethi directed District Collectors concerned to keep the administrative machinery prepared to meet any possible situation that may arise in the event of intense rainfall.
 
The MeT Centre has issued "red warning" for districts like Malkangiri, Koraput, Ganjam, Kandhamal, Kalahandi and Puri till Wednesday, predicting heavy to very heavy rain in some areas and extremely heavy rain elsewhere in the six districts.

Heavy to very heavy rain is likely to lash a few places in Gajapati, Boudh, Sonepur, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Cuttack, Dhenkanal and Nayagarh districts, it said.

The Met Centre has forecast heavy downpour in some areas in Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Khurda, Angul, Rayagada, Balasore, Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar districts till Wednesday.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall may occur at a few places in Sonepur, Jharsuguda, Angul, Dhenkanal, Kalahandi, Bargarh and Sundargarh districts on Wednesday and Thursday, it said.

The weathermen said some areas in Cuttack, Kendrapada, 
Boudh, Nayagarh, Khurda, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Nabarangpur will receive heavy rain till Thursday.

IMD also forecasted heavy rain at isolated places in Sundargarh, Bargarh, Keonjhar, Koraput, Nawarangpur and Kalahandi districts on 8-9August.


IMD has advised fishermen in the coastal areas of Odisha and West Bengal not to venture into the sea till 10 August.

It has also advised hoisting of Local Cautionary Signal Number Three (LC-III) at all the ports in Odisha.
The SRC said the areas vulnerable to flood and water logging may be identified in advance and field officials should remain prepared to evacuate people from vulnerable locations to safe shelters.

If required, advance arrangements may be made for providing adequate food, safe drinking water, lighting, health and sanitation facilities at all shelters and relief camps, Mr.Sethi advised.

Fire Service teams should remain prepared to carry out search and rescue operation and requirement of Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force(ODRAF) team, if any, may be intimated.

Arrangements should also be made to restrict people/ vehicles from using roads and bridges under submergence, it added.


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