Odisha Floods: Water Level On Rise In Two Major Rivers

Bhubaneswar: While a major part of the State is recovering from the flash floods triggered by incessant rains, water level was on the rise in two major rivers.

As per a report of the Revenue & Disaster Management Department, there has been a steady increase in water level in River Subarnarekha near Rajghat of Balasore district and River Rushikulya near Purushottampur Ganjam district.

While the water level at Hirakud reservoir has receded, 14 districts have been affected in the ongoing heavy rain and flood.

In Angul, 17 villages under Angul and Athamallik block have been affected. Five villages with a population of 700 have remained marooned today. 300 people were evacuated and sheltered in 2 relief camps till the last reports came in.

In Balangir, all 14 blocks have been affected including 1763 villages under them. Besides, 21 wards under five Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) have also been affected.

While 2 lakh people have been affected, 21 free kitchens are operating today which covers 13,500 persons. Dry food, Drinking Water and Cooked Food have been distributed to the affected people and three Medical teams have been deployed in the affected areas.

In Bargarh, 64 villages under Attabira, Bargarh, Bijepur, Paikmal and Sohela blocks have been affected. However, the present situation was reported to be normal.

In Boudh, 52 villages under Kantamal and Harbhanga blocks have been affected. 36 village roads have been damaged and restoration work is continuing.

In Cuttack, 14 villages under Banki, Tigiria, Dompada and Narasinghpur blocks have been affected. 1011 persons were evacuated from Kathajodi River Bed and provided with dry foods while 550 persons evacuated from Chasanara village and sheltered at one relief camp. Free kitchen provided today.

While one person identified as Basanta Samal (50) of Haliasahi under Berhampura panchayat of Banki block of the district died by drowning, 480 livestock have been affected.

In Jagatsinghpur, 430 people in three villages under Tirtol block were marooned today. They have been evacuated and sheltered in 2 relief camps. Cooked food and dry food provided to the evacuated persons in free kitchen today.

In Kalahandi, 22 villages under Karlamunda, M.Rampur, Kesinga and Narla blocks were affected. 1605 people had been evacuated and sheltered in 36 relief camps. Till last reports, all of them have returned to their homes.

In Kandhamal, 27 villages under Baliguda, Tumudibandh and Kotagarh blocks have been affected. Restoration work is in progress at NH 59 near Baliguda and Tumudibandh.

In Kendrapara, 18 persons have been evacuated in Dihabalampur and Batira village under Marsaghai Tahasil and free kitchen have been provided. Water has receded from most of the places.

In Khordha, Hirimula village under Orabarasing panchayat was marooned today. 40 persons have been evacuated from Pratapsasan of Balianta block and sheltered in 1 relief camp. Free kitchen have been provided.

In Nayagarh, 38 villages under Bhapur and Gania blocks have been affected. A population of 14,987 had been affected. 1200 persons, who were evacuated, have since returned home after the water receded.

In Nuapada, two villages in a block were affected. However, the present situation was reported to be normal.

In Puri, 88 persons from two villages have been evacuated and sheltered in 2 relief centres in Pipili and Puri Sadar Blocks and free kitchen have been provided. Water has receded from most of the places.

In Subarnapur, 46 villages under Tarabha, Biramaharajpur, Sonepur and Dunguripali blocks have been affected. 23616 people were evacuated and sheltered in 22 relief camps out of which 16 relief camps having 3981 persons are operating today. Two medical teams and one veterinary team have been deployed in the affected areas of Tarbha block.

With Balangir the most affected, four teams of ODRAF have been deployed in the district while one ODRAF team each deployed in rest 13 districts. Besides, a team of NDRF has also been deployed in Kendrapara.


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