The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday issued a red alert in seven districts, an orange alert in six districts and a yellow alert in eight districts for the next 24 hours due to heavy rains. IMD predicted heavy to very heavy rains in 1-2 districts and flash floods as well.
“Odisha IMD issues red alert in 7 districts, orange alert in 6 districts, yellow alert in 8 districts for next 24 hours due to heavy rains. There are chances of heavy to very heavy rains in 1-2 districts. There are also chances of flash floods,” Umashankar Das, a scientist at IMD Bhubaneswar told ANI.
The weather forecasting agency also confirmed that a depression has formed over Northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining the Odisha coast.
“The depression is likely to move north-northwestwards and cross north Odisha coast near Chandbali by the early morning of September 13,” the official added.
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