Baitarani crosses danger mark at Akhuapada; several panchayats inundated in Bhadrak

Bhadrak: The flood situation in Bhadrak continues to remain grim with Baitarani River crossing its danger mark near Akhuapada today. The river was flowing at 18.47 metres against the danger mark of 17.83 metres till the last reports came in.

Though the district did not receive any rainfall yesterday, flood water is yet to recede from different areas. Sources said several areas in Bhadrak, Bhandaripokhari, Chandabali and Dhamnagar blocks and other wards under Bhadrak Municipality still remained waterlogged.

Flood water of Salandi submerged paddy and vegetable crops in hundreds of acres of land in Bhadrak. As more flood water from is expected to reach Bhadrak today, the administrative officials have been asked to remain alert.

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Apart from Bhadrak, flood threat also looms large over Jajpur, Kendrapara and Keonjhar districts. Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Maheswar Mohanty informed that the collectors and other administrative officials of the districts have been put on alert.

Holidays of the government employees of these districts have been cancelled while special ODRAF and NDRF teams deployed and a close vigil is being kept on the situation, informed Mohanty.

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