The Odisha authorities has shut down colleges in 12 districts for 2 days as rain continued to pound the state for the third day on Monday attributable to a deep melancholy over the Bay of Bengal.
School and Mass Education Minister Samir Dash stated the 12 districts the place colleges would stay closed until Tuesday are Khordha, Puri, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Dhenkanal, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Kandhamal Angul Jajpur and Boudh districts.
Schools had reopened for courses 9, 10 and 12 following an enchancment within the COVID-19 scenario.
Heavy rain since Saturday clobbered giant components of the state as a melancholy over the Bay of Bengal intensified right into a deep melancholy and crossed the coast close to Chandbali in Bhadrak district.
The climate workplace has issued alerts for 13 districts.
Bhubaneswar acquired 195 mm rainfall over the previous 24 hours until 8.30 am, breaking a 63-year-old report, whereas Puri additionally broke its 87-year-old report with 341 mm of rain through the interval.
The Department of Water Resources stated it reviewed the flood scenario and preparedness, as effectively standing of river gauge and discharge within the low-lying areas of the state.
It canceled holidays and leaves of all workers and requested them to stay current at workplace.
The civic our bodies at Cuttack and Bhubaneswar have engaged round 400 pumps to empty out water from the low-lying areas of the dual cities.
In Cuttack, dry meals was distributed amongst individuals whose homes have been inundated, civic officers stated.
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