On Wednesday, the Special Relief Commissioner’s office directed the collectors to remain prepared to handle any emergency arising out of the new low pressure system.
Low pressure induced heavy downpour for more than 24 hours has wreaked havoc in Nuapada.
Meanwhile, for the past week, different parts of the State have seen moderate to heavy rainfall, while Hyderabad is reporting light to moderate rainfall.
Heavy rainfall is expected to occur at one or two places in Nayagarh, Khurda, Puri, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara and 14 other districts on Sunday.
In another incident, a portion of a wall at K R Market’s waste processing unit also gave way due to the same reason.
According to the IMD forecast, light to moderate rainfall is expected at several places in north coastal and Rayalaseema districts and at a few places in south coastal districts.
District Collector Geromic George said the people residing in areas that were affected by landslips and floods in the previous years and those inhabiting locations have been deemed as disaster-prone.
"Widespread rainfall is expected between August 6 and 10 and heavy rainfall is likely to occur at a few places in Odisha during the same period,” said a Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre scientist.
According to Skymet Weather Services, eastern states of Bihar, Jharkhand and Gangetic West Bengal continue to be stressed with below normal rains, even as the monsoon crosses halfway mark.
Sundargarh chief district agriculture officer (CDA) Birendra Behera informed that 16 of the 17 blocks received deficit rainfall. At least 11 blocks are the worst affected.
Heavy rainfall is likely to occur at one or two places in Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Gajapati, Ganjam, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Jajpur, Bhadrak and Kendrapara districts on Friday.
Meanwhile, fertiliser traders in the open market are fleecing farmers, citing the ‘unavailability’ of fertilisers.
Heavy rains and thunderstorms accompanied by lightning are likely at isolated places in the Rayalaseema region, while thunderstorms accompanied by lightning are likely at isolated places i
On Wednesday, extreme heavy rainfall is predicted in isolated places over Theni, Dindigul, Tiruppur and Coimbatore districts.
Heavy rains along with thunderstorms accompanied by lightning are likely to occur at isolated places along with thunderstorms accompanied by lightning in the Rayalaseema region.
Bapatla district has received 340 mm rainfall against normal rainfall of 190.4 mm, which is 78.6 percent surplus.
The highest rainfall of 8 cm was reported in Hindupur of Sri Satya Sai district, followed by 7 cm in Allagadda and Nandyal of Nandyal district, Bhimavaram and Palakoderu of West Godavari.
Godavari could be in spate from Sunday afternoon and the public representative and officials should be ready to shift the residents of vulnerable areas to safe places, he said.
The national weather forecaster cautioned that heavy rainfall may lead to temporary waterlogging in low-lying regions and traffic congestion in urban areas.
Even if all the countries decrease emissions to stick to the 2 degree-level as per the Paris Agreement, there will still be an increase in extreme weather and climate events.