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Very Heavy Rains Predicted For 14 Odisha Districts, SRC Alerts Collectors

Bhubaneswar: In the wake of the low pressure which is gathering mass in the Bay of Bengal, Odisha’s Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena today issued an advisory to Collectors to be on alert.

As per the prediction of Indian Meteorological Department, the impact of the low pressure which is likely to intensify into deep depression, will last for three days – October 12, 13 and 14.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at isolated places over Malkangiri, Rayagada, Koraput, Gajapati and Ganjam districts from October 12th morning to October 13, the IMD had informed earlier in the day.

Similarly, the districts of Nabarangpur, Kandhamal, Puri, Nayagarh, Khurda, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Bhadrak and Cuttack are likely to witness heavy rainfall during this period.

The advisory issued by Jena directed the Collectors of these districts “to remain in readiness to meet any eventuality”. The incidents of water logging and landslide needs to be watched out, he added. “Keep continuous vigil on low lying areas, dewatering whereever required may be taken up. Situation may be closely monitored.”

Fisherman have been advised not to veture into the sea till October 13. The local cuationary signal no. III (LC-III) will be hoisted at Gopalpur port and distant cautionary singal no. I (DC-I) at all other ports of Odisha, during this period.

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