Bhubaneswar: Heavy rain continues to lash several parts of Odisha including Capital city Bhubaneswar and Cuttack throwing normal life into disarray even as cyclone ‘Titli’ has weakened with subsequently heading towards West Bengal.
The cyclonic storm which has turned into a deep depression lay centered over Kandhamal and Angul. It will move towards West Bengal via Mayurbhanj. Under its influence, heavy to very heavy rain will occur in interior parts of Odisha for next 24 hours. The quantum of rain will decrease from tomorrow, SRC BP Sethi said.
Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) today issued fresh thunderstorm and rain alert for 15 district of Odisha. The districts including Khurda, Cuttack, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal, Angul, Sambalpur, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Kandhamal, Sundergarh and Deogarh have been asked to remain alert till 11.45am.
People have been advised to take shelter in safe places to avoid any kind of accident.
Several places in the twin city have remained waterlogged due to intermittent downpour. Rajabagicha, Roxi lane Badambadi, Meria Bazar, Patapol, Sutahat, Kesharipur, Pithapur in Cuttack have been inundated. Similarly, Jayadev Vihar, Acharya Vihar, Nayapalli, sriram Nagar have been flooded. Normal life has been affected as rain water entered the house at the low lying areas.
Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Cuttack Municipal Corporation have engaged water pumps to drain excess water from low areas.