A low pressure formed over North Bay of Bengal is likely to trigger heavy rainfall in most places in Odisha. A total of 10 districts have been put on red alert by the Indian Meteorological Department. Nine districts are on orange alert with prediction of heavy to very heavy rainfall in these areas.
The Special Relief Commissioner in Odisha has asked the district administration in these districts to remain on alert. Waterlogging and a flood-like situation is expected in the districts with red warning.
The ODRAF and Fire Services department have also been kept on standby.
These are the districts which have been put on alert –
- Red Warning – Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Dhenkanal, Boudh, Jagatsingpur, Cuttack, Angul (Extremely heavy rainfall in these areas)
- Orange Warning – Keonjhar, Deogarh, Sambalpur, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Puri, Khurda, Malkangiri, Koraput (Heavy to very heavy rainfall in these areas)
In terms of rainfall, Nabarangpur district has recorded 130.6mm rainfall, the highest rainfall in the state. It is followed by Cuttack district which recorded 117.2mm rainfall. Jajpur district recorded 111.8 mm rainfall.
(The rainfall was recorded at 0830 hours on August 20 for the last 24 hours.