Heavy rainfall disrupts normal life in several parts of Odisha

Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Aug. 4 : A low pressure area formed over north-west Bay of Bengal off Odisha coast triggered heavy rains in several parts of Odisha since yesterday.

Heavy rainfall during the last two days disrupted normal life in several parts of the state leaving many roads and streets in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Puri, Koraput and other places submerged.

The Meteorological Department said heavy to very heavy rain will lash most parts of coastal and north Odisha in the next 24 hours.

The fishermen have been asked not to venture into sea as the sea condition would be rough. In Himachal Pradesh, the rainfall in the past few days has caused extensive damage to government and private property.

The MeT office has predicted more rain in the state during the next three days. Shimla and surrounding areas have been badly hit by intermittent rain. The most affected districts are Sirmour, Kangra, Shimla and Kinnaur where the rainfall becomes havoc for people.

Hundreds of trees have been uprooted and roads in the far flung areas are closed for normal traffic due to landslides in these districts.

The water and power supply services have been also paralyzed in several parts. The water level in different rivers and dams is also on rising after rainfall in the catchment areas. The Met department has issued warning of heavy to very heavy rains at isolated places of the state during next two days.

Source: ANI