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Rain 'Red' Alert In Jharkhand, Bihar. 'Orange' Flood Warning In 3 States

Rain 'Red' Alert In Jharkhand, Bihar. 'Orange' Flood Warning In 3 States
Heavy rain in parts of West Bengal and Jharkhand today

After widespread rainfall in several states across India, the Central Water Commission (CWC) on Wednesday issued an 'Orange' bulletin, predicting flood situation in Odisha, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. This comes close on the heels of Cyclone Yaas, which crossed the northern Odisha coast on Wednesday. The impact of Cyclone Yaas will ''stay for another 36 hours'', the weather office alerted.  

Heavy rainfall has been reported from parts of West Bengal and a 'Red' alert has been issued in Bihar, Jharkhand and parts of Uttar Pradesh, RK Jenamani, senior scientist of the India Meteorological Department said.  

Lightning and gusty winds - 30-40 km per hour - are likely in Howrah, Hooghly North and South 24 Parganas, Birbhum, Murshidabad districts of West Bengal, the Regional Meteorological Centre has warned. Cyclone Yaas has weekened into a deep depression over south Jharkhand and interior Odisha, the weather office said.  

In Odisha, the Baitarani river in Kendujhar district is flowing above the danger level and in Kerala, River Achankoil is also in spate. The CWC, in a tweet, added that the water levels are likely to rise further with forecast of heavy rainfall in the two states. According to the CWC advisory, Manimala, Neyyar and Karuvannur are also in spate and the situation is ''severe''.   

River Kodaiyar in Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu is flowing above the danger level and a flood situation is likely, according to the CWC. 

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