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IMD Reports Heavy Rainfall in Odisha: Stay Informed and Stay Safe

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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a weather update highlighting significant rainfall in the state of Odisha on September 13th and continuing until 0830 IST on September 14th. Several areas in the state experienced isolated very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall during this period. This meteorological event is noteworthy as it can have implications for the local population, including the risk of flooding and other weather-related hazards.

Here is a summary of the rainfall data provided by IMD:

LocationRainfall (mm)
Bolangir215
Ambadola205
Madanpur193
Rampur177.2
Kotagarh176

As per IMD’s data, Bolangir received the highest rainfall, recording 215mm, followed closely by Ambadola with 205mm. Madanpur, Rampur, and Kotagarh also experienced substantial rainfall during this period.

Safety Measures

To ensure the safety of individuals and communities during heavy rainfall and possible flooding, the following safety measures are recommended:

  1. Stay Alert: Pay attention to weather updates and warnings issued by IMD and local authorities.
  2. Avoid Travel: If possible, avoid unnecessary travel during heavy rainfall, especially in areas prone to flooding.
  3. Prepare Emergency Kit: Have an emergency kit ready, including essentials such as non-perishable food, water, flashlights, and a first-aid kit.
  4. Stay Informed: Keep a battery-operated radio or a mobile device with access to weather alerts and emergency information.
  5. Check on Neighbors: Look out for vulnerable neighbors, especially the elderly or those with mobility issues, and offer assistance if needed.
  6. Avoid Floodwaters: Stay away from flooded areas, as the depth and flow of water can be unpredictable and dangerous.

The IMD’s report on heavy rainfall in Odisha serves as a reminder of the importance of staying informed and prepared during adverse weather conditions. By heeding weather warnings, taking appropriate precautions, and staying connected with local authorities, residents can better protect themselves and their communities from the potential hazards associated with heavy rainfall and flooding. Remember, staying informed and staying safe should be a top priority during such weather events.

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