Odisha floods: Met department issues rain alerts, CM organizes aerial survey | Best points | Latest India News


Bhubaneswar Meteorological Center has predicted that over the next two days – Friday and Saturday – Odisha will witness another round of torrential rains which could worsen the current flooding situation in the state.

This new wave of rain will take place due to a new low pressure area that formed over the northeastern Bay of Bengal on Thursday morning, the Odisha wing of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said, adding that anglers should not venture offshore. from Odisha and West Bengal for two days as the sea would be very rough.

Here are some latest updates on Odisha rain:

(1.) The weather system is expected to intensify over the northern Bay of Bengal on Friday morning, after which it will move northwest across Gangetic West Bengal, northern Odisha and Chhattisgarh, and Jharkhand, said a bulletin from the meteorological department.

(2.) The department has therefore issued the following alerts for Friday: red alert (extremely heavy rain) for parts of Keonnjhar and Mayurbhanj, yellow alert (heavy rain) for seven districts including Khurda and Puri, and orange alert (downpour ) in 14 districts including Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur and Sambalpur.

(3.) For Saturday, he forecast heavy showers in seven districts and torrential rains in eight.

(4.) Meanwhile, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday carried out aerial survey of flood affected areas in Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada and Puri, his office said, adding that humanitarian aid will be distributed for 15 days to villages of these three districts, as well as those of Cuttack and Khordha.

(5.) Relief aid will also be provided for seven days to residents of Angul, Bargarh, Boudh, Sambalpur and Sonepur districts, the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) added.

(6.) The CMO also said that district administrations should assess the damage within seven days of the discharge of flood water from affected areas. Authorities should, within 15 days, provide assistance for damage to homes and crops, he said.

(7.) The Assistant Section Officer (ASO) exam, which was scheduled to take place on August 21, has been postponed and new dates will be announced shortly.

(8.) Over 4.67 lakh people in 12 districts have been affected by floods in the Mahanadi river system due to incessant downpours since last week.

(With PTI inputs)


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