Bhubaneswar, Dec 21 (LocalWire) The Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) has alerted all collectors to keep a close watch and take necessary action to deal with the cold wave situation sweeping across the state.
OSDMA Managing Director Bishnupada Sethi said the temperature is sharply falling in many districts.
On Friday, Phulbani recorded the lowest temperature of 7 degree Celsius, while Daringibadi shivered at 8.5 degrees. Ten other districts recorded minimum temperature below 12 degrees.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast that night temperature is likely to fall further by 2 to 3 degrees at several places in the next 3-4 days.
On Thursday, Phulbani, Daringibadi and Sundargarh recorded a minimum temperature of 9 degree Celsius.
“All collectors are requested to keep a close watch and take appropriate steps to deal with the cold wave situation,” said Sethi.
“Necessary advisory with Dos and Don’ts to protect human beings and livestock from cold wave may be widely circulated,” he said.
Sethi said people with no proper houses should be allowed to take shelter during night hours at school and other public buildings.
“Steps may be taken for proper management of night shelters in urban areas to provide accomodation to homneless and needy visitors,” he said.
Sethi requested the Department of Health & Family Welfare and Fisheries and Animal Resources Development Department to circulate suitable advisories for safety of human beings and livestock.