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Odisha Weather Update: IMD issued red alert in 7 districts of Odisha, there is a danger of flood in the areas of Mahanadi

Bhubaneswar: The Meteorological Division has issued a crimson alert relating to heavy rains in 7 districts of Odisha adjoining the Bay of Bengal. In keeping with the India Meteorological Division (IMD), the scenario has develop into extra severe as a result of formation of one other low strain space over the North Bay of Bengal, which is able to intensify additional right into a strain within the subsequent 24 hours. Retaining this in thoughts, IMD has issued an alert in 30 districts of the state.

There’s a risk of floods in these 7 districts

Giving data, the Meteorological Division stated that Red Alert has been issued in 7 districts, Orange in 11 districts and Yellow Alert in 9 districts on fifteenth August. A crimson alert has been issued within the coastal areas of Puri, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Dhenkanal, Jajpur and Bhadrak districts relating to very heavy rains. There’s a risk of flash floods in these districts. Other than this, Orange Alert has been issued in 15 districts and Yellow Alert has been issued in 8 districts for very heavy rainfall. Resulting from heavy rains, low-lying areas of the state could also be flooded, whereas there’s a risk of landslides within the hilly areas.

Hirakud floods above hazard mark

The flood danger has elevated within the areas across the Mahanadi following heavy rains within the higher catchment areas of Odisha and excessive water circulation within the Hirakud reservoir. Officers gave this data on Saturday. Chief Engineer of Water Assets Division Vijay Kumar Mishra stated that 4 extra gates of Hirakud Dam have been opened in Sambalpur district of western Odisha. At current, extra water is flowing via 24 gates within the Mahanadi downstream areas of the state, which had been ravaged by heavy rains for the previous few days.

Chhattisgarh Climate: There shall be heavy rain in these areas of Chhattisgarh, the Meteorological Division has warned that there’s a danger of flood within the areas of Mahanadi.

Engineer Mishra informed the media that after contemplating the scenario right now, we really feel that the areas round Mahanadi could also be susceptible to flooding if extra water is launched relying on the rainfall situations within the higher catchment areas and Chhattisgarh. is required.

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