**Aska:** State Bank of India (SBI) authorities of the Aska branch in Ganjam district are facing a hard time drying up currency notes amounting to lakhs of rupees, which had got drenched in flood water for two days.
Reportedly, incessant rain triggered by very severe cyclonic storm Titli had caused flash floods in the area. Following it, water had entered the locker inside the strong room of the bank and inundated it for two days leaving bundles of currency notes exposed to the water.
After the water receded, authorities have stacked the currency notes on the bank’s roof for drying. The exact amount of drenched currency notes is yet to be established. As per experts, it takes 2-4 hours for the sun’s warmth to cause the water to evaporate from currency notes depending they are arranged properly.
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