Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Jena issued an Advisory to District Collectors, asking them to remain prepared to deal with any possible water-logging, flash flood and landslide in the hilly areas.
He said continuous vigil must be maintained on low-lying areas and steps for dewatering should be taken wherever required.
Odisha on Monday due to a low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal even as the weather office forecast more rainfall in the state over the next two days.
Keeping in view the weather forecast, the State Government issued a fresh advisory to the district Collectors to remain prepared for any possible water-logging, flash flood and landslide in hilly areas.
The MeT Centre issued a 'Red' warning for some areas of Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Bargarh, Jharsuguda and Balangir districts where heavy to very heavy rainfall and even extremely heavy downpour is likely to occur till 22September.
Heavy to very heavy rainfall is also likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Kalahandi, Malkangiri, Koraput, Sonepur, Sambalpur, Sundargarh, Deogarh Keonjhar where an ‘Orange’ warning was sounded till Tuesday.
As a result, localized flash floods, water-logging in low lying areas, landslides in hilly areas and damage to houses as also standing crops may take place, Advisory said.
This is the seventh low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal since the beginning of August.