Odisha rains: Flood situation grim; 2 lakh people affected
The state has witnessed torrential monsoonal rain in the catchment areas due to the week-long low pressure and depression, attracting rain bearing clouds.
The flood situation in the Mahanadi river system in Odisha remained grim on Tuesday as over two lakh people in 10 districts were affected by the calamity, a senior official said.
The government has authorised district collectors to close schools and educational institutions in flood-hit areas and to undertake evacuation of people from all vulnerable pockets, Jena said.
The meteorological department forecast the formation of a fresh low pressure over the northern Bay of Bengal by Friday which could bring in widespread and heavy rain in the state from Thursday.
The Met Office issued a yellow warning of heavy rain in 10 districts of north coastal Odisha on Wednesday.
(With inputs from agencies)
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