Odishatv Bureau

Jajpur/Kendrapara/Balasore/ Dhenkanal:  Flood situation continues across the state with Brahmani and Kharasrota river’s flood water marooning various villages of Dhenkanal, Jajpur and Kendrapara districts.

Rise in water level above danger mark has led to an embankment breach in the Brahmani river leaving many villages marooned. Though the water level of Subarnarekha River has receded, villages under Bhograi block of Balasore district remain cut off from the outer world.

Living condition has been affected by the flood water of Brahmani river in villages under Bhuban Block of Dhenkanal district as the road connecting a village name Jaipur here is reportedly submerged in flood water. With such condition boat services are the only way left for the villagers for communication with the outer world.

“We are facing huge problem in transportation of food material to our family in the flood affected areas,” a resident of Jaipur said.

However, officials of district administration reached the affected areas and have taken a stock of the situation.

Swelling Kharasrota river of Odisha has affected around six blocks of Jajpur district. Flood water released from Rengali dam has affected the areas under Dhangadi, Rasulpur, Dharmasala, Jajpur, Bari and Badachana blocks. More than 40 villages are reportedly are under the effect of the discharged flood water.

Meanwhile District Sub-Collector and officials reached Bari block and have examined the situation of the flood hit areas.

“However the level of water has remained stagnant and we hope within three to four hours the water level would recede. We are trying our best to tackle the situation,” District Sub-Collector of Jajpur, Narayan Dhal said.

ODRAF teams have already been deployed in Bari and Binjharpur blocks to tackle any untoward situation. Due to an embankment breach in Brahmani river Bankasahi area under Kimphiripala Panchayat of the district nearly four Panchayats are affected by the flood water.

“We are residing in very dreadful conditions over here. Due to flood water roadways are cut off and we are facing problems in communicating with outer world for food or medical assistance,” a flood affected villager said.

Similarly, around 10 villages are cut off from outer world due to flood water from Kharasrota and Brahmani river in Patamundei area of Kendrapara district. More than 10,000 are reportedly affected by the flood situation.

However, no rescue attempts have been made for them alleged the affected people.

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