The seven districts of Odisha have received an Orange alert from the India Meteorological Department (IMD), and fishermen have been advised not to go out on the water until October 2.
Senior Scientist of IMD, Bhubaneswar Sanjeev Dwivedi said, “IMD has issued orange alert, heavy to very heavy rainfall warning for Odisha’s seven districts for during 24 hours. Along with it, the rainfall intensity likely to increase on October 2 and 3. Fisherman has been warned not to venture into sea areas till October 2.”
The Khurda district of Odisha recorded the highest total rainfall of 138 mm over the previous 24 hours.