Incessant downpour lashes parts of coastal Odisha

The local Met office said the low pressure which had centred over north Odisha, has now moved and was lying over the northeast Madhya Pradesh, will cause heavy rainfall at most places in interior Odisha on Sunday.

By: ANI | Bhubaneswar | Published:August 7, 2016 11:46 am
rainfall, monsoon, odisha monsoon, odisha rainfall, india rain, india monsoon, assam floods, delhi rains, mumbai rains, india news Odisha authorities release seasons first flood water by opening 10 sluice gates of Hirakud Dam in Sambalpur district on Friday. PTI Photo

Incessant downpour unleashed on parts of coastal Odisha on Sunday, after more than a 24-hour spell of heavy rainfall. Heavy rain is continuing to lash at most places of the state since early this morning.

The local Met office said the low pressure, which had centred over north Odisha, has now moved further and was lying over the northeast Madhya Pradesh and neighbourhood, will cause heavy rainfall at most places in interior Odisha on Sunday.

As the state receiving continuous rain since past four days, the Hirakud Dam authorities have opened 10 sluice gates to manage the flood water coming from Chhattisgarh.

Heavy rainfall in Assam has caused immense floods, drowning out the Kaziranga National Park, even as rainfall is likely to intensify in the coming days.

North India has also been experiencing heavy rainfall since the past few days. According to reports, heavy downpour in Himachal Pradesh disrupted normal life in Shimla and nearby hilly areas. Areas like Sirmaur, Kullu, Kangra and Solan saw heavy rainfall damaging roads in some places.

In Maharashtra, the Mumbai-Goa Highway Mahad bridge also collapsed. Two buses and some private vehicles fell in the river after the bridge collapse. Mumbai has also been facing heavy rainfall and traffic jams due to the rainfall.

(with inputs from agencies)

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