Bhubaneswar, August 13 (LocalWire) The regional office of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued red warning for seven north-western districts of the state in its Tuesday afternoon bulletin, as the low pressure over Bay of Bangal intensifies.
The districts for which red warning or ‘take action’ advisory has been issued are Sundargarh, Balangir, Kalahandi, Boudh, Sonepur, Nuapada and Jharsuguda.
“A low pressure area over northwest Bay of Bengal and an associated cyclonic circulation. likely to become more marked (intense) during next 48 hours, the bulletin read.
Heavy rains have already lashed these areas, affecting train routes and a famous Shiva temple called Hari Shankar in Bolangir district.
Since the weather office predicted another round of showers for these areas, the red warning has been issued for the administration which would take necessary steps to avert causalities in case of flood situation.
The state has been facing flood-like situation for past three weeks as heavy rains—induced by the low pressure and supported by an active monsoon– have inundated several hundred acres of farm fields, many houses and have killed eight persons so far, the special relief commissioner said on Tuesday.
The rainfall in other places of the state will continue on Wednesday as well, though with moderate intensity, the weather bulletin said.