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Heavy Rains Lash Odisha

Bhubaneswar:  Several parts of Odisha including Capital City Bhubaneswar on Sunday experienced heavy downpour under the influence of the low pressure area over Northwest and adjoining West Central Bay of Bengal which became well marked.

Moderate rain and thundershowers with one or two very intense spells of rain affected normal life in different districts of the State. Due to heavy rainfall, the normal life in Bhubaneswar came to a halt. Low lying areas have been reported water logging and the drains have been filled with flood water. The road traffic was also disturbed in the city.     

The IMD said heavy rainfall occurred in some places of Jagatsinghpur, Nabarangpur, Angul, Jajpur, Rayagada, Khurda, Cuttack, Kendrapara, Sundergarh & Kalahandi today.

The well marked low pressure is likely to intensify into a depression by late Sunday night and it is expected to bring extremely heavy rains over parts of Odisha and Chhattisgarh during the next two days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

The IMD has also issued a red-colour coded alert to Odisha for September 13, cautioning that the states are expected to witness heavy rainfall activity.  “Isolated extremely heavy rainfall activity (is likely) over Odisha and Chhattisgarh during next two days,” it said.

The IMD said heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur at a few places of Puri, Khurda, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Dhenkanal and Nayagarh districts till Monday morning.

Similarly, the IMD has also issued ‘Orange warning’ (Be prepared) for the districts of Ganjam, Kandhamal, Boudh, Angul, Jajpur and Bhadrak which will also experience heavy to every heavy rainfall during the same period.

Yellow Warning (Be updated): Heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Kalahandi, Bolangir, Sonepur, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Balasore.

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