Bhubaneswar: In view of heavy to very heavy rains predicted in Ganjam and other three districts, the Ganjam Collector has declared today (Friday) as a holiday for schoolchildren.
All schools will remain closed for today. However, schoolteachers and nonteaching staffs will remain present in the schools during working hours, directed Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange.
Notably, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday evening issued a red warning of extremely heavy rainfall in the four districts of Ganjam, Kandhamal, Kalahandi and Nabarangpur for the next 48 hours. By the impact of rains, there may be flood-like situations, landslide in hilly area and disruption of road communication in some places, the IMD warned. The situation would arise due to a low pressure trough lying in the Bay of Bengal, said the IMD.