Due to IMD Warnings, schools were closed in a number of districts of Odisha

IMD has issued a heavy rainfall warning in various districts of Odisha in light of the severe rainfall that Southern States are experiencing. Due to this, the Balangir district administration has closed the schools today, August 2. For the protection and security of the youngsters and instructors, Anganwadis are also closed. In the following districts: Keonjhar, Bolangir, Kalahandi, Subarnapur, Sambalpur, Dhenkanal, Mayurbhanj, Angul, Boudh, Nayagarh, Balasore, and Nuapada, schools have been shuttered by the government.

IMD has also issued an orange warning for severe to very heavy rainfall in the following districts: Jajpur, Bhadrak, Deogarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Sonepur, Boudh, Sundergarh, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Khordha, Puri, Kalahandi, and Kandhamal. The Keonjhar Collector has also directed all Block Development Officers (BDOs) to keep an eye out for any problems that may be caused by the rain. Similar to this, when the IMD issued a red signal for the region’s strong rainfall, the Bolangir district administration announced a vacation.

The IMD alert states that during the next two days, heavy rain is likely in several districts of Odisha. IMD has also issued a caution not to enter the sea to fishermen. In a media interview, IMD scientist HR Biswa predicted that heavy rain would fall in several areas of Odisha during the next two days. He went on to explain that during the next 24 hours, there would likely be a lot of rain in the northern half of the Odisha district and other places.

The India Meteorological Department predicts severe to very high rainfall in a number of states up to August 5, 2023. Heavy to very heavy rain is predicted on August 2 and 3, 2023, in parts of East UP, Uttarakhand, Bihar, West Bengal and Jharkhand, as well as Sub Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim.


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