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Cyclone 'Titli': No Flood-Like Situation Yet In Odisha, Safety Measures Taken In View Of Heavy Rain


11 October 2018

Ajesh Mallick


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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Water Resources Department Secretary, Pradeep Kumar Jena, today gave rest to the speculations about the possibility of floods triggered by very severe cyclonic storm ‘Titli’.

He informed that as Ganjam and Gajapati have recorded the highest amount of rainfall and water may gather at Bansadhara and Rushikulya system in the districts. However, the chances of flood are nil as the rivers had dried up.

Besides, due to continuous rain in Gajapati, water has been released from the Badnala and Harbhangi water reservoirs. Water level at all other reservoirs are under the safe limit therefore no water has been released from them. It will be done when needed.

Jena further said that as Bansadhara region is experiencing rainfall, Andhra Pradesh Government has been asked to open the Kota Barrage for release of excess water when needed. Various other precautionary measures are being taken to avoid acute chances of flooding in view of the heavy rainfall.

Highest average rainfall of 315 mm has been recorded at Mohana in Gajapati district till date. Besides, rainfall above 200 mm has been recorded at four to five places in State including Ersama of Jagatsinghpur district, he added.

Also Read: Cyclone ‘Titli’: ‘Zero Casualty’ Mission By Odisha Govt Accomplished

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Pradeep Kumar Jena, Secretary, Water Resources Department, Odisha