Heavy rain triggers Odisha flood alert

Bhubaneswar, July 20: Heavy rains continued to lash many parts of Odisha Sunday, prompting authorities to issue a flood alert in all districts.

Special relief commissioner P.K. Mohapatra said the alert was issued as continuous rains were expected in the next four days.

Citing meteorological forecast, Mohapatra told IANS: "We have directed the administration to be in readiness to meet any eventuality."

District emergency operation centres are to be activated across the state, he said.


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