Bhubaneswar: Normal life was affected due to heavy rains on Tuesday in most parts of Odisha due to the formation of a low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal. The weather station officials gave this information. The weather centre has said that a low-pressure area was formed over the Bay of Bengal on Monday, due to which heavy rains occurred in many parts of the state. In addition to heavy rains for the next 3 days in Odisha, there is a possibility of strong wind blowing at a speed of 55kmph in the coastal areas. This month, a low-pressure area is being formed over the Bay of Bengal for the 5th time. Earlier, on August 4, 9, 13 and 19, a low-pressure area was formed, due to which heavy rains occurred in many parts of the state and in the last week many areas including Malkangiri were flood-like.
Due to the impact of low pressure area, in many places in Balasore, Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Jajpur, Cuttack, Khurda, Cuttack and Dhenkanal districts, it has been raining since Monday night. Officers said that waterlogging was also seen in some low-lying areas. It also rained heavily in Bhubaneswar and the neighboring district of Cuttack, affecting the movement of people. Relief Commissioner PK Jena said that the district officers have been instructed to be vigilant. However, the state government has denied any threat of floods at present.
Jyotirmaya Rath, Chief Engineer, Water Resources Department, said that all the major rivers including Swarnarekha, Budhabalanga, Brahmani, Baitarani, Mahanadi and Kathajodi are flowing below the danger mark and there is no danger of flood. He said that only in the Mathani of Balasore District, the water level of Jalka River reached beyond the danger mark.