Bhubaneswar, August 7(LocalWire) The weather office has issued red warning for 10 districts as low pressure-induced rain disrupted normal life in southern and southwestern parts of the state.
In its intraday forecast, the regional office of India Meteorological Department, warned that districts such as Kandhamal, Koraput, Makangiri, Nabarangpur, Bolangir, Nuapada, Boudh, Sonepur would receive extremely heavy rainfall in next 24 hours while Gajapati and Ganjam district could see heavy rainfalls , issuing red warning alert (take action) for state administration .
According to rainfall data, the state received 57.5 mm rainfall in last 24 hours while places such as Kandhamal and Rayagada witnessed more than 150 mm rainfall.
Due to heavy rains and water logging on rail tracks, the East Coast Railway had to cancel four trains and diverted a dozen other trains operating under Sambalpur division.
In Kashipur block of Koraput district, nearly 300 people were evacuated from low-lying areas fearing flood as local rivers approached danger mark.
In Ganjam, the district collector suspended schools and asked the teachers to help the administration in evacuation operation.
The low pressure over Bay of Bengal has intensified into a deep depression over last 24 hours and therefore the met office has predicted showers in most part of the state.
Due to weather office warning, the state relief commissioner has instructed all districts collectors to keep a vigil eye on the situation and to take preparatory measures for any unforeseen incidents.