Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), Pradeep Jena has issued an advisory to the District Collectors asking them to remain prepared to deal with any flood like situation and landslide in hilly areas.
SRC Mr.Jena said continuous vigil must be maintained on low-lying areas and steps for dewatering should be taken wherever required. Advice for fishermen should be strictly implemented.
With a fresh low pressure area likely to form over Bay of Bengal around Sunday and trigger heavy rainfall in many parts of Odisha, the SRC has asked the District Chiefs to remain prepared to deal with any flood like situation and landslide.
A low pressure area is likely to develop over northeast Bay of Bengal and neighborhood around 20 September 20, the Meteorological Centre here said in a bulletin.
Under its influence, several parts of Odisha are likely to experience enhanced rainfall till September 23, it said, adding that heavy to very heavy downpour may lash some areas during the period.
Squally weather coupled with surface wind with speed reaching 45-55 kmph is likely to prevail over north-east Bay of Bengal and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal.
The MeT Centre advised fishermen not to venture into deep sea areas along and off Odisha coast from September 20 and said those in deep sea are advised to return to the coast by Sunday.
While many parts of the state are likely to experience rainfall of varying intensity till 23 September, heavy rainfall may occur at some places in the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur and Rayagada on 23 September.
On 27 September heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to lash some places of Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Bhadrak, Jajpur and Kendrapada districts where the MeT Centre has issued an Orange Warning.
Heavy downpour may cause water logging in low-lying areas and damage to kutcha houses and informal roads during the period, it said.
This will be the seventh low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal since the beginning of August. Five back-to-back low pressure systems developed on 4.9,13 and 19 August have resulted in heavy to very heavy rainfall in many parts of the state and created flood situations in four districts of Coastal Odisha in last August.