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Very heavy rains predicted in 5 districts

Bhubaneswar: Incessant rains caused by a low-pressure in the Bay of Bengal have pushed normal life out of gear in all southern and coastal districts now.

According to reports, residents of Cuttack city have faced many difficulties due to stagnation of water and gushing of drain water in houses. Cuttack received more than 100 millimetre rains during the last 24 hours.

According to the Regional Meteorological Office, Bhubaneswar, Puri has received highest 166.5 mm rainfall following by Bhubaneswar 100.2 mm.

The IMD has also predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in five districts-Sundargarh, Deogarh, Bargarh, Sambalpur and Keonjarh-during the next 24 hours.

Besides, it has also predicted heavy rainfall in as many as nine districts and they are Subarnapur, Koraput, Bolangir, Kalahandi, Nawarangpur, Angul, Kandhamal, Mayurbhanj and Boudh.

Fishermen have been warned not to venture into the sea as the weather will remain rough. 

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