Rashmi Ranjan

The incessant rain under the influence of deep depression over the Bay of Bengal has triggered flood-like situation in several parts of Subarnapur and Keonjhar districts. Many places in these districts have been cut-off due to waterlogging and submersion of roads.

The residents of Biramaharajpur area in Subarnapur district have been severely affected as floodwater has entered many low-lying villages. Manisapali, Manisapali Jungle, Brahmanipalli, Baraghat and Krushnapalli villages are marooned after Harihara Jore dam released floodwater on Tuesday night.

According to sources, the dam authorities opened six gates to release excess water after the water level of the reservoir reached 147.2 metre against its capacity of 147.5 metre. 

Meanwhile, communication between Biramaharajpur and Luturapanka, Bahalapadara and Durjanatalai panchayats through Amrapalli route has been affected as floodwater is flowing five foot above the road.

Similarly, the continuous downpour has also flooded several parts of Telkoi area. 

While floodwater is flowing 5 foot over the bridge over Samakoi river, 10 panchayats remained cut off from the block office. 
Similarly, communication between Telkoi and Talcher, Dhenkanal, Cuttack and Bhubaneswar has been snapped.

Besides, the communication between Telkoi, Rourkela and Sambalpur has been snapped as floodwater is flowing about give foot over Hanumantia Nuallah bridge.

In view of the widespread rainfall activities, holiday has been declared for all schools in 12 Odisha districts on Wednesday.

  • Reported by:
  • PRANAYA PANI , Chinmaya Sahoo