Red Alert in 7 Districts in Odisha due to heavy rain

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday issued a red alert in seven districts, an orange alert in six districts and a yellow alert in eight districts for the next 24 hours due to heavy rains. IMD predicted heavy to very heavy rains in 1-2 districts and flash floods as well.

The weather forecasting agency also confirmed that a depression has formed over Northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining the Odisha coast. “The depression is likely to move north-northwestwards and cross north Odisha coast near Chandbali by the early morning of September 13,” IMD official said.