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More rains likely in Odisha in the next few days

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Press Trust of India Bhubaneswar
Odisha is likely to receive more rains in the next few days due to a low pressure even as the situation in rain battered Malkangiri improved on Tuesday with water receding from submerged areas.
Alow pressure area has already formed over east Madhya Pradesh and adjoining Chhattisgarh, while another is likely to take shape over northeast Bay of Bengal around August 4, the Meteorological Centre here said.
Rainfall of varied intensity is likely to occur over the next two to three days and thereafter intensify and heavy downpour would pound several areas for a few more days, it said.
Incessant rain had triggered a flood-like situation in some areas including Malkangiri, Nabarangpur and Rayagada on Monday with large swathes of land getting submerged in rain water and road links snapped, officials said.
The met office said heavy rainfall is likely to lash some places over Koraput, Kalahandi, Malkangiri, Gajapati, Ganjam, Sundargarh, Mayurbhanj and Bargarh districts from August 2 - 3.
Heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected from August 3-4 in Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Puri, Ganjam and Jagatsinghpur districtys.
As a precautionary measure the met centre has advised fishermen not to venture into the sea along and off the Odisha coast during the next 24 hours as the condition is likely to be rough to very rough due to the strong monsoon current.
Meanwhile, the situation in some parts of the state, particularly Malkangiri district, showed signs of improvement as the intensity of rainfall subsided and water receded from inundated areas, the officials said.
In areas like Poteru, Kankoraokonda, Kanyashram, MV-90 and Korkunda the road communication has been restored in many places as the rain water receded from low-lying areas, they said.
Road links between Malkangiri and Kalimela, Kalimela and Padia and Malkangiri and Motu remained cut off till Sunday following submergence of bridges and roads, they said.
Water levels in rivers, including Sileru, Saberi and Saptadhara in Malkangiri district, are now stable and much below the danger marks, the officials added.

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First Published: Jul 30 2019 | 8:36 PM IST

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