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Odisha Flood LIVE updates: All rivers flowing below danger level, says water resources EIC

Odisha

After the devastating flood in Mahanadi system, the focus has now shifted to Subarnarekha River as a massive flood is expected at any time in this river system. 

With 16 sluice gates of Galudih barrage in Jharkhand having been opened, the impact of floodwater has started visible from Monday morning. 

Odisha Flood Havoc

11:56 AM(1 month ago )

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All rivers flowing below danger level: Water Resources EIC

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

All rivers in the State are flowing below the danger level. There have been breaches in Mahanadi embankment at seven places and temporary restoration work is underway. Permanent repair works will be undertaken in September, said engineer-in-chief of the Water Resources department.

20:19 PM(1 month ago )

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Declare Kanas as flood-affected area, demands BJP

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

A delegation of BJP headed by party's national spokesperson Sambit Patra meets SRC Pradeep Jena after visiting flood-hit Puri district; demands to declare Kanas as flood-affected area.

16:48 PM(1 month ago )

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Odisha SRC orders distribution of sanitary pads in flood-hit districts for free

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

 

 

14:45 PM(1 month ago )

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40K evacuated in Balasore

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

As many as 156 villages in 83 panchayats under 6 blocks of Balasore are affected by floods. Nearly 40000 people have been shifted to safer locations. Arrangements have been put in place at 227 shelters. If required, people in pucca houses will also be evacuated, said Balasore Collector.

13:21 PM(1 month ago )

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Subarnarekha water level drops

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

The water level in Subarnarekha river started receding coming down to 11.88m near Rajghat. However, the river water is still flowing above danger mark near Rajghat and Jamsolaghat.
 

11:40 AM(1 month ago )

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Baitarani water level at 18.04m

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

The water level of Baitarani near Akhuapada stood at 18.04m (9AM today) against danger mark of 17.83m. The river is flowing below danger level in Anandapur.  Jalaka river is flowing above danger mark near Mathani. The present water level is 6.54m against danger level of 5.50m. 
 

10:05 AM(1 month ago )

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Hirakud water level stands at 621.97ft

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

The water level in Hirakud dam stood at 621.97ft this morning. The excess water is being discharged through four sluice gates. The current inflow at the reservoir stands 1.66 lakh cusecs while the outflow is 1.03 lakh cusecs. 
 

09:52 AM(1 month ago )

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After Mahanadi system, flood alert in Subarnarekha River raises concern

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

After the devastating flood in Mahanadi system, the focus has now shifted to Subarnarekha River as a massive flood is expected at any time in this river system. 

Read full story:

08:56 AM(1 month ago )

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OTV Impact: Odisha SRC orders distribution of free sanitary pads in 10 flood-hit districts

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

Hours after OTV aired the news on the difficulties faced by menstruating girls and women in flood-affected areas for not having sanitary pads, the State government has decided to distribute pads in the flood-hit areas free of cost. 

Read story here: 

21:28 PM(1 month ago )

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Without sanitary pads, girls & women in marooned villages experience inexpressible hardship

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

The flood has brought several predicaments along with it. There is no end to the suffering of the flood victims. Among them, the worst sufferers are the thousands of menstruating girls and women, whom local administrations, as well as non-government organisations, have been ignoring. 

Read full story...

21:14 PM(1 month ago )

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Flood situation turns curse for students in Odisha, future pushed into darkness

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

The flood situation still remains grim in different districts of Odisha. The devastating floodwater battered several villages and people still are reeling under the deluge. While the flood took a huge toll on the livelihood of the victims, it pushed the future of the students into darkness.

Read full story here...

21:13 PM(1 month ago )

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Subarnarekha river flowing above danger mark at Rajghat: EIC

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

Subarnarekha river is flowing above the danger mark at Rajghat. By 8 pm, the water level in the river stands at 11.03m as against the danger mark of 10.36m. Flood water has entered low-lying areas in Bhogarai and Baliapal, while flood will reach its peak at Subarnarekha around 12 pm, informed EIC, water resources dep, adding that the water level in Baitarani river stands at 18.99m as against the danger mark of 17.83m.

20:51 PM(1 month ago )

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Schools in Jagatsinghpur to remain closed for 3 days

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

43 schools under 7 blocks in Jagatsinghpur district to remain closed for three days from August 22 to 24 in view of the flood situation, informs district collector

19:21 PM(1 month ago )

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Water level at various rivers by 6 pm

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

- Subarnarekha river breaches danger mark at Rajghat. The water level stands at 11.01m as against the danger mark of 10.36m

- Jalaka river breaches danger mark at Mathani. Present water level- 6.7m, Danger Mark- 5.5m

- Budhabalanga flowing above danger mark near NH-5. Present water level- 7.36m Danger Mark- 7.21m

18:17 PM(1 month ago )

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Massive evacuation drive launched in Balasore, Mayurbhanj

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

Massive evacuation drive launched in low-lying areas of Balasore and Mayurbhanj as admin gears up to combat heavy flooding; Odisha govt delegates SRC powers to Balasore Collector.

 

 

16:34 PM(1 month ago )

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Schools in Puri to remain closed for two more days

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

Schools in flood-affected areas in Puri to remain closed for two more days (Monday and Tuesday), informs School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash

16:20 PM(1 month ago )

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Car swept away in canal in Sambalpur, two dead

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

 

 

15:20 PM(1 month ago )

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Heavy flooding in Keonjhar's Anandapur forces villagers to shift to safer places

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

 

 

14:38 PM(1 month ago )

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BJP slams Odisha govt for flood mismanagement

Posted by: Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

BJP alleged failure of Odisha government in managing flood situation in the State. The party termed flood in river Mahanadi as man-made. "The Rule curve was violated while managing the dam water. The government should apologise to the people of the State," says BJP senior leader Prithviraj Harichandan.

14:24 PM(1 month ago )

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SRC power to Balasore Collector

Posted by: Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik delegated powers of SRC to Balasore Collector to manage the emergency situation arising out of the high floods in Subarnarekha. Patnaik has also ordered to place one helicopter with the Collector to deal with the emergency

12:16 PM(1 month ago )

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Flood imminent in Mayurbhanj, Balasore; 58 additional rescue teams sent, says Odisha SRC

Posted by: Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Even as the overall flood situation is gradually improving in Mahanadi, flood threat has now cropped up in Subarnarekha river system owing to incessant rainfall triggered by the deep depression. Read More: 

10:46 AM(1 month ago )

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Don’t underestimate power of flowing water: Odisha SRC appeals to people

Posted by: Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

With Odisha all set to experience high flood in Subarnarekha river, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena on Sunday appealed to people to remain cautious while dealing with flowing water. Read More:

09:47 AM(1 month ago )

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Car swept away in canal in Sambalpur, 2 bodies recovered

Posted by: Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

In an unfortunate incident, at least two persons died as a car was swept away in a canal at Kuchinda area in Sambalpur on Sunday. Read More:

 

08:50 AM(1 month ago )

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Deep Depression weakens, IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Chhattisgarh, MP, east Rajasthan

Posted by: Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

The Deep Depression over northwest Chhattisgarh and adjoining northeast Madhya Pradesh and southeast Uttar Pradesh has weakened into a Depression, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday. Read More

08:39 AM(1 month ago )

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Baitarani breaches danger mark

Posted by: Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Water level of river Baitarani breached the danger mark of 36.38 metres at Anandapur. The river is now flowing at 39.08 metres. Subsequently, flood water entered Ayattapur, Nuagaon and Raghunathpur.

08:10 AM(1 month ago )

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2 bodies found in car

Posted by: Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Bodies of two persons were found inside the car which was washed away by flood water at Naktipali on Saturday.

08:08 AM(1 month ago )

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Jalaka river breaches danger mark

Posted by: Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

River Jalaka is flowing (6.90 metres) over the danger mark (5.50 metres) at Mathani. Similarly, Budhabalanga and Subarnarekha rivers are flowing at 7.42 and 7.98 metres as against the danger mark of 8.13 and 10.36 metres respectively.

23:38 PM(1 month ago )

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Chhattisgarh adds more to Odisha floods, opens barrage to make Subarnarekha swell

Posted by: Mrunal Manmay Dash

As per reports, it is Chhattisgarh which has to be blamed again for a sudden rise in Subarnarekha river. Following heavy rains in the upper catchment areas of the river in the neighboring state, the Chhattisgarh government had to open the Galudih barrage releasing flood water into Odisha.

Informing the same, the Odisha Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), Pradeep Jena tweeted, “Galudih barrage in Jharkhand released 9473cumec =3.5lakh cusec through 14gates at 8pm. We will see a high flood in Subarnarekha system.”

21:36 PM(1 month ago )

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'River Budhabalanga may cross danger mark by 9 am tomorrow'

Posted by: Pradeep Singh

The Engineer-in-Chief of Water Resources Department on Saturday said that the water level in Budhabalanga is rising and it may cross the danger mark by 9 am tomorrow, August 21.

The official further said Baitarani and Bansadhara are flowing above the danger mark at Anandapur and Kashinagar respectively, and, excess water is currently being discharged through four gates of Hirakud Dam.

19:54 PM(1 month ago )

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River Jalaka flowing over danger mark in Jaleswar

Posted by: Pradeep Singh

River Jalaka is flowing (6.80 m) over the danger mark (5.5 m) near Mathani in Jaleswar. As the flood water is currently flowing 3 ft over the bridge at Katipol marooning as many as five villages.
 

19:53 PM(1 month ago )

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Odisha Agri Minister seeks damage assessment report

Posted by: Pradeep Singh

Amid the flood in several parts of Odisha, the State Agriculture Minister on Saturday sought the damage assessment report. The Minister has directed the officials concerned to submit the report by August 27.

18:26 PM(1 month ago )

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Mayurbhanj, Balasore receive heavy rainfall, no flood threat in Budhabalanga: SRC

Posted by: Pradeep Singh

The districts of Mayurbhanj and Balasore received heavy to very heavy rainfall under the influence of the deep depression, informed Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), Pradeep Jena today.

Read more...

15:07 PM(1 month ago )

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No possibility of flood in Subarnarekha river: Odisha SRC

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

Odisha Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena briefed the media on the rainfall and flood situation in the State. "Mayurbhanj and Balasore received heavy rainfall under the influence of depression. No possibility of flood in Subarnarekha even though the river received 1.5 lakh cusecs water from Galudih Dam following heavy rain in Jharkhand," he said.
 

12:48 PM(1 month ago )

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Deep Depression triggers heavy rainfall in several Odisha districts: check complete list

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

Several parts of Odisha recorded heavy to very heavy rainfall under the influence of deep depression in the past 24 hours. As per India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) Regional Centre in Bhubaneswar, two stations in the state recorded extremely heavy rainfall in the past 24 hours.

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12:34 PM(1 month ago )

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Six more gates of Hirakud dam to be closed

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

Hirakud dam authorities have been asked to close six more sluice gates as the inflow is falling steadily. Currently, excess water is being discharged through 16 gates of the reservoir. 

12:20 PM(1 month ago )

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Landslide in Keonjhar

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

Communication was disrupted after landslide occurred at Judia ghati of NH-49 near Keonjhar town following heavy rain.

10:35 AM(1 month ago )

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Rain woes: Two sisters among 5 dead in wall collapse incidents across Odisha

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

At least five people were killed while equal number of persons injured in separate incidents of wall collapse following incessant rainfall across Odisha on Friday.

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10:08 AM(1 month ago )

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Hirakud dam closes 4 more gates

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

The Hirakud dam authorities on Saturday closed four more sluice gates of the reservoir. At present excess water is being released through 16 gates. The inflow has dropped to 1.83 lakh cusecs at 9am while outflow stood at 3.54 lakh cusecs.
 

08:24 AM(1 month ago )

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Deep Depression to weaken, IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Odisha, Jharkhand and these states

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

The Deep Depression over coastal areas of West Bengal and adjoining north Odisha moved westnorthwestwards during the past six hours with a speed of 22 kmph. The system now lay centered over West Bengal and adjoining north Odisha near latitude, about 40 km southwest of Kharagpur (West Bengal), 30 km northeast of Baripada (Odisha) and 120 km southeast of Jamshedpur (Jharkhand).

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08:23 AM(1 month ago )

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Hirakud dam water level at 621.02ft

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

The water level at Hirakud dam stood at 621.02ft by 6 am today. The excess water is being discharged through 20 gates. The current inflow is 2.16 lakh cusecs while the outflow is 3.54 cusecs. The water flow at Mundali in Cuttack is 8.88 lakh cusecs, 7.37 lakh cusecs at Barmul and 5.55 lakh cusecs at Khairamal. 

23:03 PM(1 month ago )

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Deep Depression crosses coast near Digha, IMD issues heavy rainfall warning for 4 Odisha districts

Posted by: Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

The deep depression crossed Digha between 7pm and 8pm on Friday as captured from Paradeep radar, informed Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Jena on Friday. The system will continue to move west-northwestwards and adjoining North Odisha coasts between Balasore and Sagar Island. Read More:

23:00 PM(1 month ago )

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Heavy rains: Bhadrak district shuts down all schools, anganwadi centres tomorrow

Posted by: Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

The Bhadrak district administration shut down all schools and anganwadi centres under its jurisdiction on Saturday in view of heavy rains induced by the deep depression passing over the district on Friday night. Read More:

23:00 PM(1 month ago )

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Heavy rains: Bhadrak district shuts down all schools, anganwadi centres tomorrow

Posted by: Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

The Bhadrak district administration shut down all schools and anganwadi centres under its jurisdiction on Saturday in view of heavy rains induced by the deep depression passing over the district on Friday night. Read More:

22:28 PM(1 month ago )

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Surrounded by water yet thirsty: Odisha flood woes worsen as admin ‘fails’ to provide drinking water

Posted by: Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

As the Odisha floods enter the fifth day, the water level at various river points has begun to recede. However, the precarious situation amid which the affected people are forced to live in is far from over. Read More:

21:05 PM(1 month ago )

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Snakebite fear grips flood-hit districts in Odisha amid rain havoc

Posted by: Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

With all eyes now on the deep depression, a new menace has gripped flood-affected victims in several districts of Odisha. People reeling under flood are now under constant fear of poisonous snakes, other reptiles and scorpion attacks. Read More:

20:01 PM(1 month ago )

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Sunei dam opens 1 gate

Posted by: Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Sunei dam authorities in Udala opened one gate on Friday to release excess water in view of the heavy rainfall forecast.

19:21 PM(1 month ago )

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Deep depression and heavy rainfall alert: Don’t panic, Odisha CM appeals people of 4 districts

Posted by: Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Amidst India Meteorological Department’s (IMD’s) forecast for heavy to very heavy rainfall under the influence of the deep depression, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday made a special appeal to the residents of four districts. Read More:

19:04 PM(1 month ago )

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Fresh spell of rain aggravates flood victims’ woes

Posted by: Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

After a brief lull, torrential rain has again started in the state, worsening the plight of people who have been reeling from the flood caused by the Mahanadi river after torrential rain lashed the State. Read More:

18:46 PM(1 month ago )

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Heavy rainfall in upper catchment of Mahanadi

Posted by: Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Rainfall activities have started in upper catchment areas of the Mahanadi river in Chhattisgarh under the impact of deep depression. Some places of north Chhattisgarh may witness a fresh spell of rains today and heavy rainfall tomorrow, predicted India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday. Read More:

18:10 PM(1 month ago )

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Deep Depression: High wind speed in these Odisha districts

Posted by: Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall in different parts of Odisha under the influence of the deep depression which is very likely to cross West Bengal and Odisha coasts between Balasore and Sagar Islands today. Read More: 

16:30 PM(1 month ago )

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Deep depression update: IMD issues red alert for heavy rainfall in 4 Odisha districts

Posted by: Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

The depression over northwest and adjoining Northeast Bay of Bengal moved northwestwards during past six hours with a speed of 20 kmph and intensified into a deep depression. Read more:

16:09 PM(1 month ago )

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Cyclone Threat: Here’s what IMD DG, Odisha SRC said

Posted by: Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

With all eyes now on the deep depression, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) has said that the system has the potential to intensify into a cyclone. Commenting on the cyclone threat, Odisha Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) PK Jena on Friday said that India Meteorological Department (IMD) has not said about any cyclone. Rather the system will cross the coast as a deep depression. Read more:

15:42 PM(1 month ago )

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Depression intensifies into deep depression

Posted by: Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

The depression over northwest and adjoining Northeast Bay of Bengal has concentrated into a deep depression. "The system is now active over the north-west Bay of Bengal. Signal-3 warning issued for all ports of Odisha," says IMD Bhubaneswar.

14:06 PM(1 month ago )

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Hirakud water level has come down to below 622ft: Odisha SRC

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

Odisha SRC Pradeep Jena said the water level in Hirakud Dam has come down to below 622ft and is at 621.93ft now. "By tomorrow morning, we will try to bring down water level to 620.5ft. The current inflow is 3.23L cusecs while the outflow is 4.10L cusecs. Four more sluice gates of Hirakud will be closed, excess water discharge to continue through 20 gates of the reservoir," he added. 

14:04 PM(1 month ago )

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Deep depression will not intensify into cyclonic storm: IMD DG

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

The depression is 200km away from Balasore coast now. It will intensify into deep depression in 6 hours. We have not said about its intensification into cyclonic storm. It will move along coast as deep depression. It's unlikely that system will further intensify, said IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra to OTV. He said under its influence, squally surface wind reaching upto 55-65kmph expected in coastal areas, 30-40kph in interior districts. North Odisha to receive maximum rainfall today, rain intensity will increase in west Odisha tomorrow. 

13:21 PM(1 month ago )

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Depression to intensify into deep depression; check wind speed & rain forecast

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

The depression over northwest and adjoining Northeast Bay of Bengal moved west-north-westwards and lay centered over northwest and adjoining northeast Bay of Bengal, about 250 km east-southeast of Balasore (Odisha), said India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday.

11:38 AM(1 month ago )

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Hirakud Dam closes 4 more gates

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

Four more sluice gates of Hirakud Dam were closed on Friday. Currently, excess water is being released through 24 gates of the reservoir.

08:02 AM(1 month ago )

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Hirakud water level at 622.60 ft

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

The water level at Hirakud dam stood at 622.60 ft by 6 am today. The current inflow at the reservoir is 2.94L cusecs while the outflow is 4.76L cusecs. Similarly, the water flow at Mundali in Cuttack stood at 9.64 cusecs.

18:01 PM(1 month ago )

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4 more sluice gates of Hirakud Dam closed

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

Hirakud Dam authorities closed four more sluice gates to discharge excess water. Currently, water is being discharged through 28 gates of the reservoir. 
 

17:18 PM(1 month ago )

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CM announces distribution of relief aid for 15 days in flood-hit villages

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

Following an aerial survey, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced distribution of relief aid for 15 days in flood-affected villages. He also directed concerned officials to conduct damage assessment within seven days of floodwaters receding and extend assistance within 15 days. 
 

16:23 PM(1 month ago )

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Schools shut in Puri for two days

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

All schools in Puri district will remain closed for two days (Friday and Saturday) in view of the heavy flood situation, informed Odisha School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash. 
 

15:36 PM(1 month ago )

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8 gates of Hirakud Dam closed

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

As many as eight gates of Hirakud Dam were closed today. At present, excess water is being discharged through 32 sluice gates of the reservoir. 

13:42 PM(1 month ago )

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4 sluice gates of Hirakud closed

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

4 sluice gates of Hirakud closed, water discharge to continue through 36 gates of the reservoir, inform Dam authorities

13:27 PM(1 month ago )

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6 sluice gates of Hirakud Dam likely to be closed

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

6 sluice gates of Hirakud Dam likely to be closed by this evening, informs Engineer-in-chief of water resources dept

12:50 PM(1 month ago )

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SRC on closure of Hirakud gates

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

Current inflow at Hirakud is 4.40L cusecs, outflow is 6.74L cusecs. Water level at the reservoir stood at 624.43ft, efforts are on to bring it down to 622ft by tomorrow evening. Decision on the closure of some sluice gates will be taken after review meeting at 3 PM today, informs SRC Pradeep Jena

12:39 PM(1 month ago )

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Banki reels under heavy flood

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

11:02 AM(1 month ago )

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Decision on closure of Hirakud gates by this evening: EIC, water resources dept

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

By this evening, a decision will be taken on the closure of the sluice gates of Hirakud Dam. Excess water released from Hirakud will reach Mundali today evening, water flow is expected at 10L cusecs. Breach in Mahanadi reported at 7 places, informs EIC, water resources dept 

10:36 AM(1 month ago )

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Hirakud Dam status by 9 am

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

Present reservoir level: 624.69 ft
Inflow: 4,40,120 cusec
Outflow: 6,74,868 cusec
Gates open: 40

Discharge (In cusecs)

Mundali:  10,10,525
Khairmal: 8,50,000
Barmul: 8,88,000

10:29 AM(1 month ago )

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CM Naveen to conduct aerial survey

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

CM Naveen Patnaik to conduct an aerial survey of flood-hit areas in Khordha, Puri, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara at 3.30 pm today.

09:25 AM(1 month ago )

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Water level of Devi river recedes at Bauriakona

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

Water level of Devi river recedes at Bauriakona; at present, the water level stands at 5.58m as against the danger mark of 4.93m

08:13 AM(1 month ago )

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Konark: Vehicular movement between Gop and Puri disrupted

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

Konark: Vehicular movement between Gop and Puri disrupted as flood water is currently flowing 3ft over the road

07:55 AM(1 month ago )

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Water level recedes in Devi river

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

Water level receding in Devi river despite flowing above danger mark

River status:

Dalei Ghai: Water level (57.40 feet), danger mark (57 feet)

Machhagaon: Water level (14.7 feet), danger mark (14 feet)

Ali Pingal: Water level (11.3 m), danger mark (11.76m)

07:46 AM(1 month ago )

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Hirakud Dam status by 6 am

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

Present reservoir level: 625.10 ft

Inflow: 4,66,574 cusec

Outflow: 6,76,227 cusec

Gates open: 40

 

Discharge (In cusecs)

 

Mundali:  10,18,000

Khairmal: 8,70,000

Barmul: 9,07,500

21:23 PM(1 month ago )

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Hirakud gates to remain open till Thursday evening: SRC

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

40 gates of Hirakud dam through which excess flood water is being released will remain open till Thursday evening, informs SRC Pradeep Jena.

20:54 PM(1 month ago )

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Urban deluge brings woes to residents on city outskirts, experts pin blame on faulty planning

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

While several districts of Odisha are reeling from flood, the State capital is no exception. Many areas on the outskirts of the city are facing water-logging affecting normal life.

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20:17 PM(1 month ago )

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Around 4.67 lakh people affected due to floods: SRC

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

The water level at Mundali in Cuttack is receding. The peak of the flood is beginning to decline in Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack and Puri. However, we need to remain alert tonight. Around 4.67 lakh people have been affected due to floods, while 6 breaches have been reported, informed SRC Pradeep Jena.
 

18:46 PM(1 month ago )

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Hirakud Dam status by 6 pm

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

Present reservoir level: 626.17 ft

Inflow: 5,80,640 cusec

Outflow: 6,69,583 cusec

Gates open: 40

 

Discharge (In cusecs)

Mundali: 10,57,000

Khairmal: 9,48,000

Barmul: 8,97,000

17:30 PM(1 month ago )

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Schools to remain closed for 2 days in Puri

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

All the government and private schools in Puri to remain closed for two days- August 17 and 18 in view of rain, announced district collector.

16:27 PM(1 month ago )

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Bridge over Jonk River in Nuapada collapses again

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

Bridge over Jonk River in Nuapada collapses again, a week after repair; road communication severely hit

 

 

16:24 PM(1 month ago )

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Leaves of govt employees cancelled in Jagatsinghpur

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

Jagatsinghpur Collector has cancelled leaves of all government employees in the district in the wake of flood situation; employees asked to remain in respective office HQs, those on leave asked to join duty immediately

16:23 PM(1 month ago )

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30ft breach reported in Paika river

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

A 0ft breach reported in Paika river embankment near Kathakot village in Paradip. SRC Pradeep Jena says evacuation efforts are underway at Kathakot.

13:49 PM(1 month ago )

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Flood situation worsens in Odisha

Posted by: Poonam Singh

13:48 PM(1 month ago )

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Reality of flood situation in Odisha

Posted by: Poonam Singh

13:46 PM(1 month ago )

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Flood situation in Odisha to remain grim for 24 hours more: EIC

Posted by: Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

The flood situation in Odisha will persist for next 24 hours, warned Bijay Mishra, Engineer-in-Chief, Odisha Water Resources Department. Read More:

13:34 PM(1 month ago )

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Hirakud inflow equals outflow, 10 lakh cusec flow at Mundali tomorrow

Posted by: Suryakant Jena

Hirakud's water inflow has decreased, inflow & outflow are almost same now. By the time water discharged through 40 gates of Hirakud reaches Mundali, present water level would have receded. Waterflow is expected at 10L cusecs tomorrow. Flood situation to persist for 3-4 days

13:32 PM(1 month ago )

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Ravaging flood in Odisha, SRC says mitigation efforts on, next 24 hours crucial

Posted by: Suryakant Jena

Special Relief Commissioner of Odisha Pradip Kumar Jena said, the next 24 hours is very important in the fight against the disaster, billed as the biggest flood in the state after 11 years. Read more.

13:29 PM(1 month ago )

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Water level receding in Devi river despite flowing above danger mark

Posted by: Suryakant Jena

Devi river status: Dalei Ghai: Water level (59.80 feet), danger mark (57 feet) Machhagaon: Water level (15.65 feet), danger mark (14 feet) Ali Pingal: Water level (12.04 m), danger mark (11.76m)

11:55 AM(1 month ago )

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Khordha-Bolangir NH-57 sealed off

Posted by: Suryakant Jena

The Khordha district administration has sealed off the vehicular communication on National Highway - 57 between Khordha and Bolangir due to inundation by floodwater at Baghamari and Sarua. 

11:53 AM(1 month ago )

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Govt steps up vigilance to stop hoarding of essential supplies

Posted by: Suryakant Jena

Supplies Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak directs to form squad to prevent hoarding and black marketing of essential commodities amid flood situation; orders stringent action against hoarders and black marketers

11:50 AM(1 month ago )

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50 ft breach in Mahanadi in Jagatsinghpur

Posted by: Suryakant Jena

Teramanapur and Kotasahi villages marooned reportedly after 50-ft breach in embankment of Mahanadi near Teramanapur

11:44 AM(1 month ago )

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Flood situation in Odisha unlikely to change in next 24 hours, says EIC

Posted by: Suryakant Jena

The flood situation is unlikely to change in the next 24 hours, the EIC of the Water Resources Department said on Wednesday. The waterflow near Mundali (9 AM) was 11.77L cusecs, 9.84L near Khairamal. According to prediction, about 10L cusecs water is expected to flow through Mundali tomorrow said the EIC. He further added that no decision has yet been taken on further opening or closing of Hirakud gates.

10:01 AM(1 month ago )

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Man, son stranded in island in Mahanadi rescued

Posted by: Suryakant Jena

Man, son stranded in Kandarpur Amangeikuda island in the midst of flooded Mahanadi river rescued by ODRAF team. The duo had gone to the island to graze their goat herd three days ago

09:46 AM(1 month ago )

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2 crocodiles spotted in rivers in Jajpur

Posted by: Suryakant Jena

2 crocodiles spotted in Jamuna river in Jajpur block and in Brahmani river near Kayangola-Dharampur area in Dasarathpur block of Jajpur district

09:45 AM(1 month ago )

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300 feet wide chunk of land breaks up from Paika river embankment

Posted by: Suryakant Jena

300 feet wide chunk of land breaks up from Paika river embankment near Batira village in Marshaghai area of Kendrapara. Administration begins efforts to repair the damage.

 

 

09:45 AM(1 month ago )

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Water flow recedes at Mundali, but flood level remains above danger mark

Posted by: Suryakant Jena

Water flow recedes to 1177024 cusecs at Mundali. But water level at 97.50 feet which is above the danger mark of 97.25 feet

09:30 AM(1 month ago )

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Mahanadi flood: Backwater from Daya river floods Bhubaneswar outskirts

Posted by: Suryakant Jena

Mahanadi flood impact: Backwater from Daya river enters Sundarpada area in outskirts of Bhubaneswar. Floodwater flows 3 feet above the road. ODRAF team rescues people stranded in the floodwater. 

08:51 AM(1 month ago )

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Floodwater inundates Khordha-Bolangir NH-57

Posted by: Suryakant Jena

Floodwater inundates Khordha-Bolangir NH-57 near Baghamari; communication disrupted

 

 

08:50 AM(1 month ago )

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25 ft breach in Kushabhadra river in Puri Gop area

Posted by: Suryakant Jena

25 ft breach in Kushabhadra river in Gop area. Many villages in 6 panchayats likely to be inundated

08:50 AM(1 month ago )

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Floodwater inundates Nimapada-Bhubaneswar road

Posted by: Suryakant Jena

Floodwater inundates Nimapada-Bhubaneswar road at Garapada and Balanga-Nimapada road near Dhanua

08:48 AM(1 month ago )

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Flood in Mahanadi river: Hirakud dam status

Posted by: Suryakant Jena

Here's the status of Hirakud dam at 6 am today Number of gates open - 40 Inflow of water - 597092 cusec Outflow of water - 679683 cusec Water level - 626.56 feet

21:43 PM(1 month ago )

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No chance of flood in Brahmani: SRC

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

2 embankment breaches developed in the Mahanadi river system, while 1366 villages under 49 blocks have been affected.  90 free kitchens have been set up and Collectors have been directed to take necessary steps. No chance of flood in Brahmani, informs: SRC on present flood situation in Odisha.

21:40 PM(1 month ago )

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Schools in Kendrapara to remain closed

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

All schools in Garadpur, Marshaghai and Mahakalapada blocks in Kendrapara district to remain closed on August 17 and 18 in view of floods. However, teachers need to go to schools, announces District Education Officer #Odisha

21:35 PM(1 month ago )

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100 feet breach in Rajua river in Khordha

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

Khordha: Panic grips locals as floodwater causes 100 feet breach in Rajua river near Tirimal in Jatni

21:19 PM(1 month ago )

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Around 2 lakh people have been affected by floods: SRC

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

Flow of Mahanadi is at its peak at Mundali in Cuttack and it will continue for another 8 to 9 hrs till 3 am. Flood water will move to sea by 6 pm to 9 pm tomorrow. Around 2 lakh people have been affected by the floods, informs SRC Pradeep Jena on present flood situation in Odisha.

21:04 PM(1 month ago )

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Odisha minister directs to form squads to keep an eye on black marketing

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

Odisha Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak directs to form squads to keep an eye on black marketing and hoarding during floods.

19:26 PM(1 month ago )

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Hirakud opens 40 gates to release flood water

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

Another 4 gates of Hirakud dam opened; at present, flood water is being released through 40 gates.

- Current inflow: 6,91,950 cusec

- Outflow: 6,10,003 cusec

18:52 PM(1 month ago )

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Devi river crosses danger mark at several places

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

Devi river crosses danger mark at several places

Location Danger Mark Present Level
Daleighai`     57ft     59.6ft
Machagaon     13ft     15.3ft
Bauriakana     4.93m      5.8m

 

18:08 PM(1 month ago )

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Another 5 sluice gates of Hirakud dam opened

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

Another 5 sluice gates of Hirakud dam opened; at present, flood water is being released through 36 gates. 

17:39 PM(1 month ago )

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Water flow at Mundali in Cuttack stands at 12,01,426 cusecs

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

Water flow at Mundali in Cuttack stands at 12,01,426 cusecs; the current level at 97.80 ft as against the danger mark of 97.25 ft.

17:20 PM(1 month ago )

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Operation launched to rescue students and teachers in Cuttack

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

 

 

17:19 PM(1 month ago )

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40 villages in Niali inundated

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

40 villages in Balipatna and Balianta in Niali:were inundated after flood water of the Bhargabi river enters the villages.

16:55 PM(1 month ago )

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Chhattisgarh has nothing to do with Hirakud gate opening: Bijay Kumar Mishra

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

For flood controlling moderation and taking reservoir level into consideration, we have decided to open additional gates of Hirakud. The decision was made following a meeting with the technical committee. Chhattisgarh has nothing to do with it: Bijay Kumar Mishra, engineer-in-chief of water resources department.

16:52 PM(1 month ago )

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Hirakud to release floodwater through 40 gates

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

In a major development, Odisha government on Tuesday decided to release excess flood water by opening more gates of Hirakud dam.

Read the full story here...

16:16 PM(1 month ago )

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A total of 40 gates of Hirakud dam will be opened: Chief Engineer

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

5 more sluice gates of Hirakud Dam opened. At present, flood water is being released through 31 gates. A total of 40 gates of the dam will be opened, informs dam Chief Engineer Ananda Chandra Sahu

16:09 PM(1 month ago )

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Hirakud dam to open five more sluice gates shortly

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

Hirakud dam to open five more sluice gates shortly. At present, flood water is being released through 26 gates, informs dam chief engineer Ananda Chandra Sahu.

14:18 PM(1 month ago )

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Next 48 hours very crucial, says SRC

Posted by: Poonam Singh

People across Odisha are closely monitoring the flood situation that has cropped up in Mahanadi basin following heavy rainfall in upper and lower catchment areas. Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) PK Jena on Tuesday said, ‘Next 48 hours would be crucial as it will be the time for the peak flood of around 10 to 12 lakh cusecs to pass through and everybody needs to be watchful.”

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14:12 PM(1 month ago )

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10 districts put on high alert: SRC PK Jena

Posted by: Poonam Singh

10 districts put on high alert. Flood impact likely to be maximum in the districts of Puri, Kendrapara, Khordha and Jagatsinghpur. Decision on opening of more gates of Hirakud today at 3 pm: SRC Jena

14:09 PM(1 month ago )

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WATCH: Flood furry in Odisha

Posted by: Poonam Singh

14:08 PM(1 month ago )

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Odisha flood fury: All schools in Jagatsinghpur, 32 in Nayagarh to remain closed till August 17

Posted by: Poonam Singh

All schools in Jagatsinghpur district will remain closed till August 17 (tomorrow) in view of flood situation in Mahanadi river basin.

Read More Here...

14:06 PM(1 month ago )

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Odisha Flood Update: Chief Minister puts Collectors of 10 districts on alert

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Major rivers in different parts of Odisha including the Mahanadi are now in spate following incessant rains triggered by low pressure and subsequent depression over Bay of Bengal. With several districts already marooned, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday reviewed the situation and directed Collectors of 10 districts to remain alert.

Read Full Story Here...

14:04 PM(1 month ago )

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Odisha Water Resources Engineer-in-Chief on peak flood

Posted by: Poonam Singh

14:04 PM(1 month ago )

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Floodwaters enter Jharsuguda's Koilighoghar temple

Posted by: Poonam Singh

14:03 PM(1 month ago )

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Several villages in Athamallik & Tikarapada areas of Angul marooned

Posted by: Poonam Singh

12:56 PM(1 month ago )

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Ensure ZERO casualty in flood, CM Naveen directs officers

Posted by: Pradeep Pattanayak

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday asked top officials of his government to ensure 'ZERO casualty' in flood in the state. Patnaik while reviewing the flood situation which has erupted in Mahanadi basin and several other rivers in the state following week-long heavy rainfall activities, directed authorities to minimize road communication disruption, evacuate people from vulnerable areas and execute relief and rescue process ​​​​.

12:34 PM(1 month ago )

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All schools shut in Jagatsinghpur till Wednesday

Posted by: Pradeep Pattanayak

All schools in Jagatsinghpur district will remain closed till August 17 (tomorrow) in view of flood situation in Mahanadi river basin. 

11:08 AM(1 month ago )

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Flood to peak in 3 hours, says Odisha govt

Posted by: Pradeep Pattanayak

The flood situation in Odisha will touch peak level in 3 hours. This period is very crucial for all of us, said the  Engineer-in-Chief of Water Resources department. The senior official said that water flow at Mundali has been calculated around 11.6 lakh cusec by 9 am today. It will increase for some time and then recede:

11:07 AM(1 month ago )

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Odisha-Chhattisgarh river meet today amid Mahanadi flood

Posted by: Pradeep Pattanayak

Amid grave flood situation in Mahanadi river basin, the governments of Odisha and Chhattisgarh are set to meet today for high-level talks on chalking out strategies for river water sharing.

09:25 AM(1 month ago )

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70 feet long breach on Mahanadi embankment in Jagatsinghpur's Kujang

Posted by: Pradeep Pattanayak

Floodwater has caused massive breach of around 70 feet on Mahanadi embankment at Jaysankhapur in Kujang area of Jagatsinghpur triggering panic in the region.

09:24 AM(1 month ago )

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Water level crosses 625 ft in Hirakud Dam

Posted by: Pradeep Pattanayak

The water level in Hirakud Dam has surged above 625 ft. According to latest reports on the status of reservoir at 6 am today, the water level stood at 625.04 ft. Similarly, the inflow of floodwater was 785291 cusec and outflow 434008  cusec. Number of gates open 26

09:22 AM(1 month ago )

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Floodwater enters several panchayats in Puri Kanas block

Posted by: Pradeep Pattanayak

Flood situation erupts in Puri district: Floodwater enters several panchayats in Kanas block after Daya river swells

09:17 AM(1 month ago )

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Floodwater enters several panchayats in Khordha

Posted by: Pradeep Pattanayak

Under the impact of flood in Manahadi river basin, backwater from Rajua, Daya rivers has entered into several villages in Narangarh and Orabarsingh panchayats in Khordha district bringing worries for local residents

09:15 AM(1 month ago )

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Karandia river breach in 2 blocks of Kendrapara

Posted by: Pradeep Pattanayak

The week-long rainfall activities have caused Karandia river to swell up in Kendrapara causing breaches in 2 blocks. Floodwater has marooned several villages after breakage in Balarampur gheri embankment. Similarly, Dhiabalarampur village has been cut off from rest of the region.

09:13 AM(1 month ago )

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Mahanadi flows above danger level at Mundali

Posted by: Pradeep Pattanayak

The water level in Mahanadi crossed the danger mark of 97.25 feet at Mundali in Cuttack today. According to latest reports, water level in the barrage stood at 97.30 feet. Similarly, water flow through the barrage at 1160900 cusec. 

08:32 AM(1 month ago )

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Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to review flood situation in state at 11 am today

Posted by: Pradeep Pattanayak

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is set to review the flood situation in the state at 11 am on Tuesday. Patnaik will assess the scenario in presence of senior officials of various departments.

23:26 PM(1 month ago )

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Breach in Paika river embankment in Kendrapara

Posted by: Suryakant Jena

An embankment of Paika river near Bada Nayanipur in Kendrapara developed a breach under the impact of heavy floodwater. Locals along with administrative officials on spot to repair the breach

23:20 PM(1 month ago )

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Mahanadi floodwater maroons many villages in Athagarh, relief ops begin

Posted by: Suryakant Jena

Several villages in Athagarh area of Cuttack have been marooned due to surge in floodwater from Mahanadi river. Many hamlets of Tigiria panchayat were also inundated due to backwater from the river. In order to deal with the situation, administrative authorities have launched evacuation and relief operations. Similarly, various villages in 5 GPs of Uttarbanki block have also witnessed deluge. Meanwhile, the famous Ansupa lake is also full to its brim.

22:11 PM(1 month ago )

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Evacuation process begins from several places

Posted by: Suryakant Jena

The administrative authorities at several places have begun evacuation process to shift people in low-lying areas to safer and higher grounds in view of the flood in Mahanadi basin. As many as 400 people have been evacuated to 4 schools in Tirtol block. Similarly, locals of Sankhameri village in Badamba area have also been shifted to nearby high schools after breach in Mahanadi embankment.

16:52 PM(1 month ago )

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Hirakud closes 8 sluice gates in bid to minimise deluge

Posted by: Suryakant Jena

The authorities of Hirakud Dam in Sambalpur have closed down 8 sluice gates of the reservoir in order to minimise the effect of the deluge due to floodwater and also maintain water level in the dam. It is expected that the reservoir will see more closure of gates before formation of another low pressure around August 19 as per the Met sources. 

16:48 PM(1 month ago )

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Kani river breaches embankment in Jajpur, several villages marooned

Posted by: Suryakant Jena

Kani river breaches embankment near Brahmacharipatna under Jajpur's Dasharathpur block inundating nearby villages. Kani is a distributary of Baitarani river.

16:33 PM(1 month ago )

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Water level crosses danger mark in Debi river near Kakatpur

Posted by: Suryakant Jena

The water level in Debi river at 5.5 metre crossed the danger mark of 4.93 metre near Kakatpur Bauriakan.

16:32 PM(1 month ago )

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Water flow crosses 10 lakh cusec at Cuttack Mundali

Posted by: Suryakant Jena

The water flow in Mahanadi river at Cuttack Mundali barrage crossed 10 lakh cusec at around 4 pm on Monday (today).

16:32 PM(1 month ago )

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Water flow crosses 10 lakh cusec at Cuttack Mundali

Posted by: Suryakant Jena

The water flow in Mahanadi river at Cuttack Mundali barrage crossed 10 lakh cusec at around 4 pm on Monday (today).

14:41 PM(1 month ago )

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Jagatsinghpur, Puri face maximum threat due to flooding in Mahanadi: SRC

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

Jagatsinghpur and Puri districts are at high risk due to flooding in Mahanadi. About 30-40% areas in Kendrapara will be affected. Impact will also be seen in Cuttack's Nischintakoili, Athagarh, Banki and Sonepur's Biramitrapur. Nayagarh's Kantilo, Bhapur, and Boudh’s Harabhanga will be inundated, said SRC Pradeep Jena.

14:26 PM(1 month ago )

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Excess water being discharged through 34 sluice gates of Hirakud Dam: SRC

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

Currently, excess water is being discharged through 34 sluice gates of Hirakud Dam. Eight gates will be closed to regulate and control flood situation in low-lying areas. These gates will remain closed till 9AM tomorrow (Aug 16), said SRC Pradeep Jena. He said rain in upper catchment areas has resulted in rise in Mahanadi water level. Current waterflow near Mundali is 9.1L cusecs, if 8 gates of reservoir are closed, it will decrease waterflow by 1.20L cusecs. By tomorrow evening, flow near Mundali is expected at 11L cusecs.

12:28 PM(1 month ago )

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Mahanadi breaches danger level near Cuttack Naraj

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

Mahanadi river breached the danger level near Naraj in Cuttack district. The river water flowing at 26.68m near Naraj as against the danger mark of 26.41m, informed the Central Water Commission.  
 

12:26 PM(1 month ago )

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Thuamul Rampur records highest rainfall 

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

Thuamul Rampur in Kalahandi district received maximum rainfall of 368mm. Due to extremely heavy showers, seven places in Odisha recorded rainfall of 200mm and above while 43 places record rainfall between 115mm and 200mm. 
 

12:24 PM(1 month ago )

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Hirakud dam water level stands at 620.12 ft

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

The water level of Hirakud Dam stood at 620.12 ft today (9 AM). Inflow of water was 8.66L cusecs while the outflow was 5.71L cusecs.
 

12:23 PM(1 month ago )

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We are anticipating a medium-level flood in Mahanadi: Odisha Chief Secretary

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

"We are anticipating a medium-level flood in Mahanadi. 10.5L cusec water is expected to pass through Mundali. Water release from Hirakud is in excess, that's being regulated. Collectors advised to remain alert to deal with possible flood situation: Floodwater has entered several houses in low-lying areas. Wherever there is a threat, people will be relocated to safer places," said Chief Secretary Suresh Mohapatra. 
 

19:13 PM(1 month ago )

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Odisha flood fury: Turbulent sea engulfs ancient temple in Satabhaya, crocodile scare in Boudh

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

With Odisha continuing to witness incessant downpours under the influence of back-to-back low pressure systems in Bay of Bengal, major rivers in the State are in spate.

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19:12 PM(1 month ago )

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Who is responsible for frequent floods in Mahanadi?

Posted by: Rashmi Ranjan

Day after Hirakud dam authorities accused Chhattisgarh of not cooperating in flood management in Odisha, the convener of Mahanadi Bancho Andolon Sudarsan Das on Sunday questioned why the State government is not holding discussions with the neighbouring State to find out a permanent solution for the frequent flooding in Mahanadi river system.

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