Hundreds of residents of Dangadiha village at Mayurbhanj district in Odisha were seen putting their lives at stake by crossing Salandi River over two pieces of bamboos. The area is completely cut-off from the mainland due to incessant rain which caused swelling in the Salandi River.
Days after Cyclone Yaas tore through Balasore and Bhadrak districts in Odisha, locals of Charigacchia Talasahi under Balasore Sadar block marooned by saline water are now allegedly infected by diarrhoea.
The water-level in the upper stream of Subarnarekha at Jamshola Ghat in West Bengal-Odisha border touched the danger-level at around 9 pm yesterday.
The situation at Similipal was brought under control by swift relief and restoration works taken up on war footing by the concerned district administration, NDRF personnel, forest and fire services departments.
Incessant rain under the impact of cyclone Yaas has triggered flood-like situation in Subarnarekha river which is flowing above the danger mark at Jamosala ghat in Balasore district.
An all-time record rainfall triggered by the cyclone Yaas in Similipal on Wednesday night left many rivers originating from the area in spate disrupting communication at several places.
The Chief Engineer of Odisha Water Resources Department (WRD) Jyotirmaya Rath dismissed reports raising fears of flood in Subarnarekha river following cyclone Yaas that battered Balasore and Bhadrak districts today.
Dhenkanal: A 30-feet breach in the Rengali Left Bank Canal Division No-III near Lembupala village under Baunsapala panchayat of Dhenkanal district inundated acres of farmland near Lembupala and Baunsapala villages…
Puri: Locals of Rahangarada village have been left grappling with problems after the flood that hit the district in August this year. Several roads connecting the village with different areas have either been washed away or partially damaged. Transport and communication facilities have been severely affected. Even ambulance is unable to reach the village as […]
Mexico City: Floods and landslides caused by heavy rains have left at least 19 people dead and more than 900 houses damaged in Mexico’s Chiapas state, authorities said. So far, 20 municipalities in different regions of the state have been affected by overflowing rivers and landslides, Xinhua news agency quoted the state’s Civil Protection Secretariat […]
Guwahati: The ongoing third wave of floods in Assam further deteriorated on Sunday with 2.25 lakh people affected in nine districts, officials said. Officials of Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said that around 10,000 hectares of crop land in 219 villages under nine districts have been inundated. “Hundreds of people have taken shelter in […]
Jajpur: A farmer at Barpada village under Binjharpur block in the district committed suicide on Friday by hanging after allegedly suffering huge crop loss due to the floods. The deceased has been identified as Ramakant Malik. Malik was under severe mental stress after floodwater marooned his farmland causing a massive crop loss. Distressed over the […]
Deogarh: In a tragic incident, two brothers drowned while crossing a canal on a banana tree raft in flood-hit Bari block of Jajpur district on Saturday. The two brothers have been identified as Subhrajit Behera and Mitan Behera of Meduakul village under Bari block of the district. Reportedly, the duo was crossing the canal on […]
Bhubaneswar: Even though the flood situation in Odisha is yet to improve, a fresh cyclonic circulation over the Bay of Bengal is likely to trigger rainfall in several parts of the State pounding more miseries on people. Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre on Wednesday issued heavy rainfall and thunderstorm warning for 12 districts of the State notably […]
Sambalpur: With gradual decrease in the inflow of water into Mahanadi River from the upper catchment areas of Chhattisgarh, the Hirakud dam authorities have closed four more sluice gates of the reservoir. At present, the inflow of floodwater in Hirakud is 4,94,094 lakh cusecs per second while the outflow is 6,65,624 lakh cusecs per second. […]
Bhadrak: Amid incessant rain triggered by low pressure pounding several parts of Odisha, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel deployed in Bhadrak district turned godsend for two siblings trapped in a house submerged in the flood. After a three-hour-long operation, the NDRF team rescued the two brothers who were trapped in their house at […]
Bengaluru: The Karnataka government on Saturday said it has identified 1,989 villages and over 51 lakh people in 19 districts as flood-prone, as it prepares to face the ongoing rainy season. “In 19 districts, about 1,989 villages have been identified on a preliminary basis- as those likely to be affected by floods and 51,81,359 people […]
Guwahati: With two more fresh deaths on Saturday, the toll in the ongoing current wave of Assam floods has increased to 37. The situation, however, has largely improved in seven districts even as 11 lakh people in 18 of the state’s 33 districts have been affected, officials said. The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) […]
New Delhi: Nearly 36 million people in India will be threatened by flooding annually by 2050 if greenhouse gas emissions are not reduced, a new study has said, showing the potential of climate change to reshape cities, economies and coastlines within our lifetimes. By 2100, it warned, 44 million people will be under the risk […]
New Delhi: Nearly 110 people died in rain-related incidents across the country in the past four days, with Uttar Pradesh reporting the maximum deaths, while incessant rainfall in Bihar has badly hit normal life, with almost all areas of capital city Patna under knee-deep waters and people struggling to meet their daily needs. In what […]
Bangkok: Over 20,620 victims in Thailand are awaiting evacuations from floods caused by tropical storms that have so far killed 34 people, officials said on Thursday. Director-General of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) Chayaphol Thitisak said 32 provinces have suffered the effects of tropical storms “Podul” and “Kajiki”, as well as the […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Friday issued an advisory to Collectors of several districts to remain alert in view of the heavy rain forecast issued by India Meteorological Department (IMD). As per the latest IMD bulletin, a low pressure area lies over North Odisha and neighbourhood with associated cyclonic circulation extending up to 7.6 km above […]
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Thursday asked all district collectors to remain prepared for any possible flooding and water-logging in view of the heavy rainfall. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted a heavy downpour in several districts of the state in the next three days. While a red warning has been issued for four […]
Sundergarh/Balasore: Incessant rain in past few days has trigerred flood-like situation in several parts of Odisha including Sundergarh and Balasore districts. Under the impact of heavy rainfall in the upper catchment areas, the water level is rising in Brahmani river. However, the administration has ruled out occurrence of a full-fledged flood in the area. Several […]
Bhubaneswar: Even though the Odisha government has claimed that there is no threat of flood in the State after the water level in Mahanadi river and its distributaries receded, many areas in Khurda, Cuttack, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts are still waterlogged. After a sudden increase in the water level of Rajua river yesterday evening, most […]