Odisha govt alerts collectors on possible flood

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Wednesday asked the district collectors to keep administrative machinery ready to meet all eventualities arising out of possible flood and water-logging.

 Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena asked the district collectors to be prepared for the possible flood and water-logging in the event of intense rainfall in the state.

Seven districts-Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Cuttack, Khurda, Puri, Bhadrak and Ganjam have been issued orange warning while seven districts-Mayurbhanj, Sundargarh, Keonjhar, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Bargarh and Gajapati have been issued yellow warning.

A cyclonic circulation over west-central and adjoining southwest Bay of Bengal off South Andhra has been triggering torrential spells of rainfall across the state.

A cyclonic circulation lies over south Andhra Pradesh and neighbourhood and under its impact, several Odisha districts will further experience enhanced rainfall activity in the next 24 hours, informed the Bhubaneswar Regional Meteorological Centre in its latest bulletin.