IMD forecasts heavy rainfall in Odisha in next 3 days
The Odisha government put all the 30 districts of the state on alert Saturday in view of the IMD forecasting enhanced heavy rainfall for the next three days, officials said.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) indicated the formation of a low-pressure area in North Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas, which is likely to intensify into a depression during the subsequent 48 hours.
In an advisory issued to the district collectors, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) B P Sethi said, "Administrative machinery of all the districts has been asked to remain alert to meet any localized flood situation that may arise in the event of extremely very heavy rainfall. The situation may be closely watched."
The IMD advised fishermen not to venture along and off the Odisha coast and north Bay of Bengal from June 30 to July 2. Those who had entered the deep sea are advised to return to the coast by June 29 night, the IMD said.