Low Pressure alert to Odisha in the Fani Month

Bhubaeswar: The Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar forecast rainfall along with hailstorm and thunderstorms in many parts of Odisha and issued Orange warning for 15 districts in the state till Saturday morning.

As per the latest weather bulletin, the Meteorological Department has issued Orange warning for the districts of of Kalahandi, Balangir, Sonepur, Boudh, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balsore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Khurdha, Kendrapada, Jharsuguda and Sundergarh till 8.30 AM on Saturday.

Almost a year back on May 3, Fani had hit Odisha coast after making a landfall in Puri. With wind gusting up to 175 kmph and incessant rains bringing down trees, power and communications lines and thatched houses, the cyclone tore through the eastern coast in Odisha devastating life and livelihood.