Berhampur/Kandhamal: In view of incessant rain causing flood like situation in Ganjam and Kandhamal district, collectors declared holiday for schools and anganwadi centres in their respective districts on Friday.
As per the order by the Ganjam and Kandhamal collectors, all the schools both government and private and anganwadi centres will remain shut today as the precautionary measure for safety of school children.
However, the teachers will be on duty as they have been instructed not to take leave and help the flood-affected victims.
If required, the schools and angwanwadi centres will be used as the shelter homes for the victims, official source said.
As the heavy rainfall is in forecast for several districts including Ganjam and Kandhamal for today, the authorities decided to close the schools for students and children attending the anganwadis in these districts, the source added.
According to reports, several areas in Ganjam have been severely affected by the flash floods triggered due to incessant rain yesterday under influence of low pressure over Odisha and neighbourhood. The continuous rain left several urban areas of the district waterlogged affecting the normal life. The roads and streets were inundated with rainwater following which the vehicular movement was disrupted at many places.