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Met department issues flood, landslide warning for Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Centre on Wednesday issued flash flood and landslide warning for several districts of Odisha in view of the heavy rainfall due to the low pressure area over north-west Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood.

The system is very likely to move westward gradually and concentrate into a depression during the next 24 hours.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places with isolated extremely heavy rainfall very likely to occur over the districts of Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapada, Dhenkanal, Boudh, Jagatsingpur, Cuttack, and Angul districts today, the Meteorological Centre forecasted and issued Red Warning for the areas.

Waterlogging and flash flood in some places, damage to kutcha roads and kutcha houses, and landslides in hilly areas will be the likely impact of the heavy downpour, it said.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Keonjhar, Deogarh, Sambalpur, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Puri, Khurda, Malkangiri and Koraput today, the Meteorological Centre said and issued Orange Warning for the areas.

Local Cautionary Signal No. 3 has been hoisted at all ports of Odisha.

On the other hand, a fresh low pressure area is likely to develop over northwest Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood around August 23.

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