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Orange Alert: Heavy rainfall is expected in Northeast Odisha from 31st July to 2nd August.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert for Northeast Odisha, signaling the likelihood of heavy to very heavy rainfall from 31st July to 2nd August. This forecast has put the region on high alert as it prepares for the monsoon’s fury. With heavy rains posing risks such as waterlogging, flash floods, and landslides, residents are urged to take necessary precautions and prioritize their safety during this period.

Northeast Odisha, like many other parts of the country, relies on the monsoon for its water resources and agricultural needs. However, it is also essential to recognize the potential challenges and dangers posed by excessive rainfall. Timely preparations and vigilance can help mitigate the risks and ensure a safe monsoon season for everyone.

In the wake of the orange alert, local authorities and disaster management teams are on high alert, ready to respond to any emergent situations. Residents are encouraged to stay informed about weather updates and advisories from the IMD and follow the guidance of local authorities.

Here are some crucial precautions that residents of Northeast Odisha can take to stay safe during the heavy rainfall period:

  1. Stay Indoors During Heavy Rainfall: Avoid venturing out during heavy downpours, especially in areas prone to waterlogging and flooding. If it is necessary to go outside, exercise caution and stay away from swollen streams or water bodies.
  2. Secure Property and Belongings: Secure your belongings and valuables to prevent damage from potential flooding or water seepage. Elevate electrical appliances and valuables to higher levels to protect them from water damage.
  3. Avoid Waterlogged Areas: Refrain from wading or driving through waterlogged areas, as the depth of the water may be deceiving and pose safety risks.
  4. Monitor Rivers and Water Levels: Stay informed about the water levels of nearby rivers and water bodies. If water levels rise significantly, be prepared to evacuate to safer locations if necessary.
  5. Be Cautious while Driving: Exercise caution while driving on wet and slippery roads. Reduce speed and maintain a safe distance from other vehicles to avoid accidents.
  6. Emergency Preparedness: Prepare an emergency kit with essential supplies, including food, water, medicines, and first aid equipment. Keep important documents safe and easily accessible.
  7. Stay Informed: Stay connected with local authorities and news channels for real-time updates and advisories. Social media platforms of government agencies can be a valuable source of information during emergencies.
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