Major rivers flowing near warning mark, Met dept warns more rain

Bhubaneswar: A minor flood like situation in the state cannot be ruled out if the present warning level figures of several rivers is anything to go by. According to information received from government sources, at 12 noon water at Naraj Barrage of river Mahanadi was flowing at 25.58 metre while warning level is 25.41 metre. The level is expected to reach 26.30 metre, close to the danger level of 26.41 metre this evening.

Similarly at Jenapur the water of Brahmani is flowing at 19.88 metre while the warning level is 22 metre and the danger level is 23 metre.

In south Odisha the situation is no different. By noon, the water level of Bansadhara at Kashinagar was 53.61 metre, above the warning level of 53.60 metre while the danger level is 54 metre.
According to information received the district administration in Kalahandi was vacating five villages due to the flood like situation in river Hati.

Adding much woe to the flood like situation, the local meteorological department has predicted isolated rains in next 24 hours due to the cyclonic storm over Bay of Bengal. In the past 12 hours while Cuttack district received heavy rainfall, as many as 21 districts of the state received average rain fall, the department said.