Bhubaneswar: With water level in river Ib has started receding since this morning, the flood situation is improving in Jharsuguda district with much relief to about 300 odd people who had taken shelter in safer places.
According to officials of district administration, flood water has receded from Gandoghara, Itabhat, Sahupada and Talpati villages of the district.
As many as 255 people have taken shelter in three relief camps of the region and dry food is being provided to them.
A team of doctors under the supervision of ADMO is closely monitoring the situation, officials stated.
At least 14 villages in the districts of Sundergarh and Jharsuguda were inundated due to depression-induced heavy rainfall.
“There was a flash flood in the river Ib due to incessant rainfall in Sundergarh, Jharsuguda districts and also in the upper catchment area,” Deputy Special Relief Commissioner (DSRC) Pravat Ranjan Mohapatra had said.
The heavy rainfall for the past two consecutive days also affected a population of about 1,500 in the two districts. About 1,000 acres of agricultural land have been affected due to the flash flood in the Ib river.