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Heavy rainfall alert sounded in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, July 23: The Revenue and Disaster Management Department on Sunday alerted the District Collectors of six districts in view of IMD forecast of extremely heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours, which may trigger flood in the Baitarani, Subarnarekha, Budhabalanga and Brahmani rivers.

District Collectors of Keonjhar, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore, Mayurbhanj and Sundargarh have been asked to be careful.

According to IMD, heavy to very heavy rainfall is also expected in few places of other districts like Bhadrak, Angul, Deogarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Dhenkanal, Bargarh and Sonepur.

The District Collectors have been asked to remain in full preparedness to face any eventuality and ensure that field officials are in their respective position.

Meanwhile, the Hirakud Dam authorities released this season’s first water by two sluice gates.

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