Heavy rain continues to pound several parts of Odisha due to the low pressure over the Bay of Bengal. A number of places have been cut off due to flood waters in Nabarangpur District. Normal life has also been paralysed in Puri and Cuttack. In the last 24 hours, 17 people have died due to lightning. Special Relief Commissioner has directed all collectors to keep open the emergency control room round the clock. Leaves of state government officials have been cancelled.
Heavy to very heavy rain has been forecast in coastal and south Odisha for today.