IMD issues Red Warning for five districts in Odisha; 8 gates of Hirakud have been opened

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Bhubaneswar: Indian Meteorological Department issues Red Warning for five districts which are likely to experience heavy to very heavy rainfall in next 24 hours under impact of ‘Well Marked Low-Pressure Area’ over North Coastal AP, adjoining South Odisha & WC Bay of Bengal .

Eight gates of Hirakud have been opened due to heavy rain in upstream areas. Over last 24 hours, the distribution of rainfall has been even across the State so there is less likelihood of any flood situation in Odisha says SRC Pradeep Kumar Jena.

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