School News: Heavy rains have continued in many parts of Odisha for the last 24 hours, which has broken old records in the capital Bhubaneswar and Puri.
School News: Heavy rains have continued in many parts of Odisha for the last 24 hours, breaking old records in capital Bhubaneswar and Puri. IMD gave this information on Monday. The government has closed schools in 12 districts for two days. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the pressure over Bay of Bengal and adjoining Odisha coast has now intensified into a deep depression and crossed the coast near Chandbali in Bhadrak district on Monday morning.Also Read – Maharashtra Rain: It will rain again in Mumbai, Orange and Yellow alert issued in many places
It is very likely to move towards west-northwest wards over north Odisha, north Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh during next 48 hours and weaken into a depression during subsequent 24 hours. Under its influence, there was heavy rain in the coastal, northern and interior areas of the state since Sunday morning. Astaranga in Puri district recorded the highest rainfall of 530 mm, followed by Kakatpur (525 mm), Balikda (440 mm) in Jagatsinghpur district, Kantapara (381 mm) and Niyali (370 mm) in Cuttack district. Also Read – This monsoon season in Delhi has the highest rainfall in 46 years, IGI and roads built
Bhubaneswar Meteorological Center meteorologist Umashankar Das said that with 341 mm of rain in 24 hours (till 8.30 am on Monday), Puri recorded the highest rainfall in a day in 87 years. Similarly, the capital city Bhubaneswar also broke the 63-year-old rain record in this month as the city received 195 mm of rain. He said that on September 9, 1958, the city had received 163 mm of rain. Also Read – Heavy rain with thunder and winds continues in Delhi-NCR, rain alert in these states too
Most of the roads in various parts of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack cities were waterlogged due to heavy rains. Flood waters have entered several low-lying areas, including the railway station and the Kedargauri temple in Bhubaneswar. Rain water also entered Acharya Harihar Cancer Hospital in Cuttack, causing problems to the patients.
Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) commissioner Ananya Das said water drainage work is going on in the cancer hospital, while arrangements for dry food have been made for people in waterlogged areas. Sources said that Jagatsinghpur district administration has shifted people from low-lying areas to safer places. Meanwhile, School and Mass Education Minister Sameer Das said that schools have been closed for two days (today and tomorrow) in 12 districts in view of heavy rain warning.