Heavy Rainfall Alert Issued For 11 Odisha Dists Today

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Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) regional centre here has issued heavy to very heavy rainfall alert for 11 districts of the State today.

The alert has been sounded for Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Boudh, Bolangir, Ganjam, Puri and Rayagada.

Earlier, a low pressure area formed over Northwest Bay of Bengal off Odisha-­West Bengal coasts under the influence of the cyclonic circulation over Northwest Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood. IMD said that the system is expected to turn into a well-marked low pressure.

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As per the advisory issued by the Met department, the heavy rainfall activities may trigger landslides/mudslides in vulnerable hilly areas.

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