Bhubaneswar, Sept 5 (LocalWire): The Meteorological centre here issued red and orange warning today while forecasting of possible flash floods and landslides in hilly areas of the state that may occur due to intense rainfall in the next 48 hours.
A red alert is the strongest warning issued to officials directing them to take action, while an orange alert asks district officials to be prepared for a severe situation.
The state revenue and disaster management department have asked district Collectors of the ten districts to keep the administrative machinery ready for exigencies like flood, water-logging or landslide.
Issuing red warning for Ganjam, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Nabrangpur, the Met office’s latest weather bulletin said heavy to very rainfall is likely to occur at few places with extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places.
It may lead to localized flood situation, landslides in hilly areas and disruption of road communication, the bulletin said.
The Met office also issued orange warning for Gajapati, Puri, Koraput, Bolangir, Rayagada and Nuapada with forecast of heavy rainfall at isolated places.
Ten other districts, Malkangiri, Khorda, Gajapati, Nayagarh, Boudh, Subarnapur, Bargarh, Jagatsinhpur, Cuttack and Kendrapara may witness heavy rainfall at isolated places, the Met office stated issuing yellow warning for these districts.
Some places of Gajapati, Malkangiri, Khordha, Nayagarh, Boudh, Sonepur, Bargarh, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack and Kendrapara districts may also be lashed by heavy rains till Friday.
Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur in some areas of Naupada, Balangir, Bargarh, Nawarangpur, Sonepur, Kalahandi and Boudh districts on Friday and Saturday.
Heavy rainfall may also lash in parts of Koraput, Kandhamal, Ganjam, Nayagarh, Sambalpur, Rayagada and Angul districts during the period, it said.
Some parts of Jharsuguda, Sundergarh, Bargarh, Nuapada and Mayurbhanj districts are likely to face heavy rainfall on Saturday and Sunday, the met office said adding that rainfall may continue till Monday in some areas.
Sea will be rough with gusty surface wind with speed reaching 40-50 kmph is likely to prevail along and off Odisha coast.
The Met office advised marine fishermen not to venture into the sea till Saturday.