Heavy rainfall in Odisha for next 24 hours: IMD

New Delhi, Oct 13 : Odisha would receive heavy rainfall for the next 24 hours in the wake of cyclonic storm Phailan, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said Sunday.

"Odisha will receive heavy rainfall for the next 24 hours due to the cyclonic winds moving north," said IMD director IMD L.K. Rathore.

"The cyclonic winds are now blowing at the speed of 100 to 110 km per hours in the states of Odisha and Chattisgarh. However, the speed is expected to come down to 60-62 km per hour by Sunday evening," he added.

He also forecast heavy rainfall in Jharkhand for the next 24 hours, adding that Chhattisgarh would experience heavy rainfall for the next 36 hours.

He assured that all efforts were being made by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to bring the situation under control, and depending on the situation the rescue materials would be sent to the affected region.

--IANS (Posted on 13-10-2013)

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