Flood Alert For Districts

With a fresh spell of extremely heavy to heavy rain is likely to lash Odisha over the next three days due to formation of a low pressure area on Bay of Bengal, District Collectors have been advised to face situation of flood, water logging and related issues.

Bishnupada Sethi, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) has issued the Advisory to District Collectors accordingly on 11 August.

Mr.Sethi has asked the District Collectors to keep administrative machinery ready to meet any possible situation that may arise in the event of intense rainfall.
While during last week, the state had been pounded by heavy downpour, affecting at least nine districts in the Southern and the Western regions.
 SRC Office sources said that, the low pressure area over North West Bay of Bengal and the adjoining West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts may trigger light to moderate rain or thundershower in most parts of the state.
Heavy to very heavy rain is expected in the next 24 hours in north coastal Odisha and other areas in the western and the northern parts of the state, including Mayurbhanj, Sonepur, Keonjhar, Balangir, Bargarh, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Raygada, Nayagarh and Puri districts.
Similarly, extremely heavy rainfall is likely to lash areas of Bhadrak, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Kandhamal, Rayagada and Kalahandi Districts
In the mean time IMD has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall on 12-13 August in parts of South Interior Odisha and districts such as Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur and Bargarh.
Heavy rainfall is also likely to occur at isolated places over Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Gajapati, Ganjam, Nayagarh, Khordha, Puri, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Angul and Dhenkanal during this period.
Squally weather with wind speed exceeding 45 kmph is likely to prevail, with sea condition being rough to very rough along and off the Odisha coast, the MeT centre
Fishermen have been advised against venturing into the sea in the next 48 Hours.
Meanwhile, officials said a warning has been issued to people living in the vicinity of Hirakud dam as water level in the barrage has crossed 615 feet against the full reservoir capacity of 630 feet.

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