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More rains for Odisha in next 4 days, Govt alerts Collectors of flood

Bhubaneswar: With the State experiencing heavy rainfall since Friday morning and the local Meteorological Department predicting more rains in next four days, the State Government on Saturday alerted all the district Collectors to stay prepared to meet emergency situation that might arise out of heavy rains under influence of a low pressure area over under the influence of low pressure.

Since India Meteorological Department predicted heavy rainfall during next four days in various parts of State till July 23 and heavy to heavy rainfall on Sunday and extremely heavy rainfall on Monday in north Odisha, the all the district Collectors were alerted to remain watchful to meet any eventuality.

“All the officers should remain present at district headquarters and district Emergency Operation Centre be activated immediately on 24x7 basis and ensure that all preparedness arrangements including pre-positioning,” the SRC directed all the Collectors.

The Collectors were also directed to ensure adequate food and boats.

Meanwhile, Bansadhara river which was running above danger level near Kasinagar on Saturday morning , receded.

While the danger level of the river at Kasinagar is 53.06 ft, the level was 54.87 on Saturday morning. However, sources said the danger level came down in the evening.   

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